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ERIC Number: ED015207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 25
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION.
SQUIRE, JAMES R.
IN THE PAST DECADE, ENGLISH AS A SCHOOL SUBJECT HAS BEEN REASSESSED TO ESTABLISH PRIORITIES, SPECIFY THE TASKS OF THE ENGLISH TEACHER, AND CREATE EFFECTIVE SEQUENTIAL, INTEGRATED PROGRAMS WHICH BALANCE CONTENT AND SKILLS. THIS SUMMARY REPORT CONSIDERS EMERGING CONCEPTS IN THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND COMPOSITION, AND THEIR APPLICATION IN ACTUAL PROGRAMS. THE LANGUAGE SECTION STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF LINGUISTIC INSIGHTS INTO THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE AND OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TO THE CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION OF INSTRUCTION IN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS. CHANGES IN THE CONCEPTS AND TEACHING OF COMPOSITION ARE DISCUSSED NEXT WITH EMPHASIS ON SEQUENTIAL PROGRAMS BASED ON PSYCHOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION WHICH CONCENTRATE ON THE COMPOSING PROCESS ITSELF AND THE RHETORICAL PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZING AND EXPRESSING IDEAS. NEW CONCEPTS AND TEACHING MODELS IN LITERATURE ARE THEN ELABORATED, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHICH STRESS RICH AND EXPANDING LITERARY EXPERIENCES AS CENTRAL TO EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION OF THE CHILD AND TO DEVELOPING LIFELONG READING HABITS. FINALLY, A SECTION ON THE EMERGING METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH ENUMERATES AND EXPLAINS FIVE BASIC TRENDS WHICH HAVE RESULTED FROM NEW THEORIES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING. THIS DOCUMENT IS CHAPTER 3 IN FORREST E. CONNOR AND WILLIAM J. ELLENA (EDS.), "CURRICULUM HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS" WASHINGTON, D.C., AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, 1967. (DL)
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