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ERIC Number: ED015093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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THE 1965 THINKING STUDENT--THE 1985 THOUGHTFUL CITIZEN.
TOOZE, RUTH
THE ROLE OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS IN EDUCATING CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE IS DISCUSSED. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO HELP CITIZENS DEVELOP ABILITIES AND SKILLS WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO COPE WITH LIFE'S PROBLEMS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD. KNOWLEDGE, A SENSE OF VALUES, SELF-INVOLVEMENT, AND A SENSE OF WONDER SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN TODAY'S STUDENTS SO THAT HE WILL BETTER UNDERSTAND TOMORROW'S WORLD. HE MUST ACQUIRE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY ASPECT OF HIS UNIVERSE. HE MUST BE AWARE THAT VALUES DIFFER IN OTHER CULTURES. HE MUST HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO ACCEPT INEVITABLE CHANGES, THE RESOURCEFULNESS TO CREATE NEEDED CHANGE, A SINCERE INTEREST IN DIFFERENCES, AND AN INSIGHT INTO RELATIONSHIPS. FINALLY, HE MUST KEEP ALIVE A SENSE OF WONDER. ALL THESE ABILITIES DEPEND ON THINKING OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND ON THE FOUR FACETS OF COMMUNICATION--LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING. LANGUAGE ARTS, THEREFORE, BECOMES THE BASIC TOOL IN EDUCATING CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE WORLD. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "READING AND THINKING, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 22ND ANNUAL READING INSTITUTE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY," TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 1965. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: ANNUAL READING INSTITUTE; Temple University PA