ERIC Number: ED024688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Disappearing Dais: A Study of the Principles and Practice of English Teaching.
Based on the assumption that English should be central to the school curriculum, this book indicates that the main purpose of the English teacher is not to instruct, but to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which children can use and improve their language skills. The discussion covers current teaching practices in reading, literature, poetry, drama, talking, and writing; improved practices which would take into account the natural interests of the students; problems involved in teaching English; and the adverse effects of external examinations. A recommendation that no attempt be made to teach grammar to children under 15 or 16 years of age is advanced. (JS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Drama, Dramatics, English Instruction, English Literature, Grammar, Literature, Oral Reading, Poetry, Prose, Reading, Speech, Standardized Tests, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Methods, Tests, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 22200, $3.50).
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Note: Published by Chatto & Windus (Educational) Ltd., London, England.