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ERIC Number: ED014492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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THE USES OF ENGLISH, GUIDELINES FOR THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH FROM THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CONFERENCE AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
MULLER, HERBERT J.
OVER 50 EDUCATORS FROM AMERICA, ENGLAND, AND CANADA, REFLECTING DIVERSIFIED EXPERIENCES, INTERESTS, AND POINTS OF VIEW, MET FOR FOUR WEEKS IN THE SUMMER OF 1966 AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE FOR THE ANGLO-AMERICAN SEMINAR ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH, THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE EXCHANGE BETWEEN AMERICAN AND BRITISH EDUCATORS ON THIS BASIC SUBJECT. THIS REPORT, INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL READER, IS NEITHER A SYSTEMATIC NOR COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE CONFERENCE, BUT RATHER IS A RENDERING OF ITS SHAPE--AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE ITS SPIRIT OF OPEN EXCHANGE, SCOPE OF CONCERNS, DIVERSITY OF VIEWS, AND TENTATIVE SYNTHESES. THE PROBLEMS OF DEFINING WHAT THE LEGITIMATE SUBJECT MATTER AND AIMS OF ENGLISH COURSES SHOULD INCLUDE, OF DEMOCRATIZING THE CLASSROOM, AND OF MATCHING THE CURRICULUM TO THE EMOTIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD ARE THE SUBJECTS OF THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS. THE NEXT FOUR CHAPTERS DEAL WITH THE MORE SPECIFIC AREAS OF TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND USAGE, LITERATURE, WRITING, TALKING, CREATIVITY, AND DRAMA. THE FINAL THREE CHAPTERS CONTAIN DISCUSSIONS OF THE MASS MEDIA AND MYTH, EXAMINATIONS AND TEACHERS, AND ISSUES OF RESPONSIBILITY. THE LATTER CHAPTER FOCUSES ON THE WIDER SOCIAL, MORAL, AND HUMANISTIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENGLISH TEACHERS AND THE INHERENT CONFLICT BETWEEN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE STUDENTS SOCIALLY WELL-ADJUSTED AND, AT THE SAME TIME, DEVELOPED INDIVIDUALS WITH MINDS OF THEIR OWN. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS STOCK NO. 05309 FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820, $2.95. (DL)
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Identifiers: Dartmouth College NH; Dartmouth Seminar on the Teaching of English