chapter  14
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Making Dick and Jane: Historical Genesis of the Modern Basal Reader

ByBasal Reader ALLAN LUKE

Contemporary America, as seen through these readers, is an otherdirected society in which the individual is not motivated to act by traditional institutional pressures but by others whose requests or demands are respected enough to produce compliance. Individuals enter into relationships for specific reasons, and these relationships are generally controlled by the opinions of others.3