ERIC Number: ED022739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
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English Education and College and University Department of English.
Fisher, John H.
Conference on English Education/National Council of Teachers of English Newsletter, n4 Feb 1966
While English scholars and educators are close to unity today, tensions between research and scholarship on the one hand, and teaching and pedagogy on the other, must be continually maintained to achieve distinction in either area. English scholarship focuses upon the literary or linguistic analysis of complexities which have no immediate practical application, whereas English education must promote the essentials of language learning for an educated citizenry. However noble and democratic the ideal of educating all, it has created an acute shortage of quality teacher-power as college enrollments soar alarmingly and as increasing demands are made upon educators to serve outside agencies in their free time. Thus, "radical" choices and new alignments within departments must be made to protect educators and teacher-preparation programs from suffering intellectual extinction in the interests of fraternity and equality. English educators must somehow find the time and dedication for scholarship, imposing upon themselves and their discipline the rigorous and competitive intellectual standards upon which other disciplines thrive. (BL)
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Note: Address given at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (Boston, Mass., 1965).