ERIC Number: ED016640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Reference Count: 0
THE BASIC ISSUES IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.; American Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA.
FOUR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS COLLABORATED IN 1958 TO ASSESS, CLARIFY, AND DEFINE THE TEACHING OF THE SUBJECT OF ENGLISH FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADUATE SCHOOL. THEY PROPOSED 35 BASIC ISSUES IN THE FORM OF QUESTIONS TO BE RESOLVED BY THE ENGLISH TEACHING PROFESSION. TWENTY-ONE OF THE ISSUES REQUESTED AN EXAMINATION OF THE NATURE OF ENGLISH, ITS GOALS, CONTENT, AND TEACHING PROBLEMS, AND 14 QUESTIONED THE PREPARATION, CERTIFICATION, AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF ENGLISH TEACHERS ON THE ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND COLLEGE LEVELS. THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINDING SOLUTIONS TO THE 35 QUESTIONS WAS ENTRUSTED TO INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS, ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS, NATIONAL PROFESSIOANL ORGANIZATIONS, AND SPONSORING FOUNDATIONS. IT WAS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT SUCCESS IN SOLVING THESE 35 PROBLEMS WOULD EFFECT A SEQUENTIAL AND CUMULATIVE ENGLISH CURRICULUM, EMBRACING BOTH PRACTICAL AND HUMAN VALUES. (THIS SUPPLEMENT TO "ELEMENTARY ENGLISH," OCTOBER 1959, IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 61820, STOCK NO. 00509, $0.25.) (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.; American Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: American Studies Association; College English Association; National Council of Teachers of English