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The Constancy of the School ‘Canon’: A Survey of Texts Used in Grade 10 English Language Arts in 2006 and 1996

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  • This article reports on a 2006 survey of texts used in Grade 10 English language arts classes in Edmonton, Alberta. The survey uses the same instrument as a previous 1996 survey and provides comparative data from a section of the same pool as participated in 1996. In terms of the most popular titles, there has been very little change during that decade. To Kill a Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet continue to be the most widely taught texts by a considerable margin. Texts taught in only one class show more variability. Reasons for the striking constancy of the title list are considered.

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    2012
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    Article (Published)
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3F56W
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    © 2012 Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Mackey, M., L. Vermeer, D. Storie and E. DeBlois. (2012). The Constancy of the School ‘Canon’: A Survey of Texts Used in Grade 10 English Language Arts in 2006 and 1996. Language and Literacy: A Canadian E-Journal, 14(1), 26-58.