ERIC Number: ED023680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Common Purpose: The Teaching of English in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. A Report of the International Conference on the Teaching of English (Boston, Massachusetts, November 24-28, 1965).
Squire, James R., Ed.
The 35 papers presented at the 1965 International Conference on the Teaching of English, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English of the United States and the National Association for the Teaching of English of Great Britain, are collected in this volume. In the first section, the aims and purposes of teaching English in the United States and Great Britain are discussed, and methods for realizing common goals are suggested. The second and largest section of the volume contains papers on mutual problems in the teaching of language, literature, and composition. Approaches to teaching English in the elementary grades in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada are compared in section three. In the next section, the value and accuracy of literature examinations in Britain, the use of external examinations in U. S. public schools, and the impact of examinations on American independent schools are evaluated. Section five deals with higher education, teacher education, and research; and the last section surveys the growth and organization of associations of English teachers, as well as discussing their cooperation and coordination. Sixteen pages of selected references on the teaching of English in Anglo-American countries are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Instruction, Linguistics, Literature, Oral English, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education, Testing Programs, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 01107, $3.00).
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Sponsor: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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Identifiers: Canada; Great Britain