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ERIC Number: ED019272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 8
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SIX IDEAS IN SEARCH OF SUPERVISORS OF ENGLISH.
ROBERTSON, ROBERT T.
AS ENGLISH SUPERVISORS SEEK TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH, THEY SHOULD CONSIDER THAT DEVELOPMENTS IN OTHER SCHOOLS DO NOT ALWAYS SUIT LOCAL CONDITIONS AND THAT PRESENT CHANGE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH ALLOWS TEACHERS TO EXPERIMENT FREELY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. IN LIGHT OF THIS FREEDOM TO INNOVATE, SUPERVISORS MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING SIX IDEAS HELPFUL--(1) ARRANGING A TEACHER-EXCHANGE BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TO PROMOTE MORE EFFECTIVE ARTICULATION BETWEEN THE TWO SYSTEMS, (2) ENCOURAGING TEACHERS TO COOPERATE WITH THEIR STUDENTS IN CREATING--POSSIBLY ORALLY TO BEGIN WITH--THEIR OWN COMPOSITION TEXTS FOR EACH CLASS, (3) INTRODUCING THE FORMATION OF STUDY GROUPS COMPOSED OF TEACHERS WHO MEET REGULARLY TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENTS IN THEIR OWN CLASSROOMS, (4) ENCOURAGING THESE TEACHER-DISCUSSION GROUPS TO STUDY LINGUISTICS AND GRADUALLY ASSEMBLE THEIR OWN LINGUISTIC TEXTS, (5) REPLACING THE CLASSICAL LITERATURE CURRICULUM WITH SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT IN TERMS OF WHAT BOTH THE STUDENT AND THE DISCIPLINE OF ENGLISH RECOGNIZE AS LITERATURE, AND (6) DEVELOPING, ALONG WITH THE TEACHERS, A PERSONAL THEORY OF LITERATURE TO HELP ASSURE THE VALID SELECTION OF LITERARY WORKS FOR STUDENTS. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "VIRGINIA ENGLISH BULLETIN," VOL. 17 (DECEMBER 1967), 2-8.) (MM)
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