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ERIC Number: ED014491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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GROWTH THROUGH ENGLISH, A REPORT BASED ON THE DARTMOUTH SEMINAR 1966.
DIXON, JOHN
AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, IN THE SUMMER OF 1966, OVER 50 EDUCATORS FROM THE UNITED STATES, ENGLAND, AND CANADA PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST ANGLO-AMERICAN SEMINAR ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH. THIS REPORT, WRITTEN FOR THE ENGLISH TEACHING PROFESSION, IS NOT A SURVEY OR SUMMARY OF THE CONFERENCE, BUT RATHER IS AN ELABORATION OF THE CONSENSUS OF THE SEMINAR. HOPEFULLY, IT WILL BE A STARTING POINT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND MORE EFFECTIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMS BASED ON THE CONCEPTS THAT ENGLISH, AS A SUBJECT, IS LEARNING TO ORDER EXPERIENCE THROUGH LANGUAGE, AND THAT LANGUAGE IS LEARNED THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF USING IT. A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF HOW THIS CONCEPT SHAPES CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES WHICH LEAD STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND AND ARTICULATE NEW ROLES, SITUATIONS, AND LEVELS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE IS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF HOW STUDENTS CAN BE DIRECTED TO USE A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AS THEIR GUIDE TO ACTION OR POINT OF REFERENCE. SUCCEEDING CHAPTERS DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF CONTINUITY AND EXAMINATIONS IN SUCH AN ENGLISH PROGRAM AND WITH THE WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH A PROGRAM AS IT AFFECTS TEACHER EDUCATION AND THE SCHOOL'S RELATIONSHIP TO ITS COMMUNITY. FINALLY, A SUMMARY CHAPTER ASSESSES THE PLACE OF THIS CONFERENCE IN THE CONTINUING EFFORT TOWARD DEVISING MORE REALISTIC, MEANINGFUL, AND EFFECTIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820, STOCK NO. 02507, $1.50. (DL)
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Identifiers: Dartmouth College NH; Dartmouth Seminar on the Teaching of English