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February 7, 2014

Go, Read: CBLDF On Teaching The Reading Of Comics In School

Here. I believe in the value of comics as an art form, certainly, and think we're heading towards a massive re-jiggering of how we do a lot of that part of our educational system in the next 25 years. I bet that will include comics. I'm not sure that I find as much value as the writer Gasey Gilly in the books listed, but literature courses have their A Separate Peaces as well. It's all in the teaching, one supposes. I remember being taught a James Fenimore Cooper book when I was like 15, and the teacher was invested in the conventional wisdom that Cooper is useless. I remember being very taken with a descriptive passage and mad that the teacher refused to engage with it.
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