In 1972, in a survey of literature teaching in Victorian primary teachers' colleges, all but one had a year of compulsory adult literature. At the time, most English lecturers considered this to be essential. However, now much has changed, and literature lecturers, faced with offering courses which are no longer compulsory, have thought again.
Murison, D. M.
English Literature as a Liberal Study in Primary Teachers' Colleges..
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2(1).