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ERIC Number: ED020184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 4
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THE MOSAIC OF ENGLISH, AN ESSAY REVIEW.
SHAFER, ROBERT E.
"ENGLISH AND THE DISADVANTAGED," EDITED BY EDWARD FAGAN (TE 000 504) IS THE PRODUCT OF A 1965 NDEA SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN ENGLISH FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. THE BOOK REPRESENTS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN TEACHERS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK WITH A VARIETY OF UNIVERSITY SPECIALISTS TO DEVELOP NEW ATTITUDES, PLANS, AND APPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. THE CENTRAL PRINCIPLE OF THE INSTITUTE IS ALSO THAT OF THE BOOK--THAT ENGLISH IS A UNIFIED DISCIPLINE, A MOSAIC OF READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING, AND MUST BE TAUGHT AS SUCH TO BE RELEVANT TO DISADVANTAGED PUPILS. DIRECTED TO TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS OF ENGLISH, EDUCATION, AND ENGLISH EDUCATION, THE BOOK DEMONSTRATES THAT BEFORE TEACHERS CAN TEACH THESE STUDENTS EFFECTIVELY, THEY MUST FIRST CHANGE THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THE DISADVANTAGED. IT MAY BE A MUCH NEEDED NEW DIRECTION IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO THE DISADVANTAGED. (THIS REVIEW APPEARED IN "THE RECORD" (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) VOL. 69 (NOVEMBER 1967), 185-188.) (DL)
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Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY