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ERIC Number: ED022762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 7
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Directions in Language.
Neufeld, J.
A Publication of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, v1 n1 p109-14 Summer 1968
The English curriculums of the 10 Canadian provinces reflect in differing degrees contemporary language concepts and scholarship. One of the most enlightened curriculums lauds the thinking that the teaching of English should move closer to the realities of modern living. Indeed, the English programs are under revision in all provinces, and among significant developments are (1) the attempt to relate all aspects of language study, (2) the recommendation that teachers choose from a variety of textbooks to plan courses appropriate to their classes and that they extend the range of supplementary reading materials, (3) the use of the mass media, and (4) a new attitude toward examinations. However, many statements in the various curriculums imprison the teacher in the "old system" rather than inspire him to explore language. Furthermore, historical linguistics is rarely given adequate attention, and teachers are not sufficiently encouraged to keep up-to-date with progress in their profession. (JS)
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Identifiers: Canada