ERIC Number: ED035632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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English: Progress and Transition.
Burton, Dwight L.
The assessments of the work of the curriculum study centers and the insights of the Dartmouth Seminar in the past decade have given rise to six major directions in the teaching of English: (1) increased relevance and vitality in literature study through attention to student response to literature and elimination of censorship and moral bias, (2) use of rhetorical approaches (e.g., audience awareness and persona) for teaching composition, (3) broadened language study including units in semantics, language history, grammar, dialects, phonology, and the nature of language, (4) ascendance of oral language, dramatic activities, and an overall dramatic approach to education, (5) the study and use of nonprint media as both art and communication forms to achieve traditional objectives and to involve students in creating such nonprint forms as films, and (6) revision of methods and materials for dealing with culturally disadvantaged students, with a renewed emphasis on teacher-student rapport and trust. (Research studies are cited throughout the article. A summary of the English Teacher Preparation Study guidelines is included.) (MF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Censorship, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Disadvantaged, Dramatics, Educational Trends, English Instruction, Grammar, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Nonstandard Dialects, Rhetoric, Speech Communication, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Writing (Composition)
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Identifiers: Dartmouth Seminar on the Teaching of English
Note: In "Britannica Review of American Education," Vol. 1, ed. David G. Hays (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1969), pp. 47-72