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ERIC Number: ED020168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN THE CURRICULUM.
ALLEN, HAROLD B.
"MORE THAN THE COMMON ELEMENT IN COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE," LANGUAGE IS A SUBJECT APPROPRIATE FOR STUDY IN THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM. HERETOFORE, THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION HAVE SUFFERED FROM TEACHERS' AND STUDENTS' INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF RECENT LANGUAGE DISCOVERIES, AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION HAS BEEN INCOMPLETE AND DISORDERLY. HOWEVER, SINCE 1960, SEVERAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS HAVE PROVIDED IMPETUS TO THE UNIQUE ROLE OF LANGUAGE. THE PORTLAND, OREGON STUDY TREATED THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE, ITS STRUCTURE, HISTORY, LEXICOGRAPHY, AND USAGE, AND AMERICAN REGIONAL ENGLISH AS DISTINCT UNITS ASSIGNED TO SPECIFIC YEARS FOR STUDY. SIMILAR CONTENT EMPHASIS UPON LANGUAGE WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE PRODUCTS OF THE NEBRASKA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTER. HOWEVER, ONLY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA'S CENTER MADE LANGUAGE CENTRAL TO THE CURRICULUM IT DEVELOPED, RECOGNIZING LANGUAGE AS A DISCRETE ENTITY AND AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE STUDY OF LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION. THIS CONCEPTION OF THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND COMPOSITION IS MORE ACCURATE THAN THE "SEPARATE AND EQUAL" RELATIONSHIP IMPLIED IN THE TRIVIUM CONCEPT. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS, AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPRING INSTITUTES, 1963." CHAMPAIGN, ILL., NCTE, 1963.) (RD)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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