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ERIC Number: ED015187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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WHERE ARE MISSOURI ENGLISH PROGRAMS.
BISHOP, TOM
THE EXTENT TO WHICH MISSOURI LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS INCORPORATE THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) GUIDELINES, HOW MISSOURI COMPARES WITH OTHER STATES IN REGARD TO PRESENT CONCEPTS OF LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS, AND HOW THE LANGUAGE ARTS ARE APPROACHED AND TAUGHT IN MISSOURI WERE THE CONCERNS OF THIS STUDY. SELECTED MISSOURI SCHOOLS REPRESENTED VARIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS AND SIZES OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THE MISSOURI STATE CURRICULUM GUIDE AND GUIDES FROM SEVEN MISSOURI SCHOOLS AND SEVEN OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY NCTE AS HAVING OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS WERE COMPARED. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THESE GUIDES LACKED A FORMAL PRESENTATION OF PROGRAM GOALS, SEVERAL MISSOURI GUIDES DID INCORPORATE THE GENERAL NCTE GOALS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS. THE CONTENT OF ALL GUIDES EXAMINED WAS SIMILAR IN THAT (1) ONE PARTICULAR LITERATURE ANTHOLOGY WAS WIDELY UTILIZED, (2) MOST PROGRAMS DID NOT FULLY INCORPORATE THE INDUCTIVE APPROACH TO LANGUAGE STUDY, AND (3) ALL BUT ONE PROGRAM USED A DESCRIPTIVE APPROACH TO GRAMMAR STUDY. EVALUATION OF MISSOURI LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS INDICATED AN ABSENCE OF EMPHASIS UPON INDIVIDUAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY READING, AND, APPARENTLY, A DISREGARD OF NCTE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING STUDENT READINESS AS A CRITERION FOR THE SELECTION OF CERTAIN LITERARY WORKS. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "MISSOURI ENGLISH BULLETIN," VOL. 24, NO. 1, JANUARY 1967. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Association of Teachers of English.
Identifiers: MISSOURI