ERIC Number: ED038393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Design for an English Curriculum.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This guide presents an organization of the structure and content of the discipline of English from K-12 to aid teachers in developing their own guides and classroom practices. After characterizing the basic beliefs which should structure a complete English curriculum, the guide outlines underlying principles, derives generalizations from these principles, and then breaks down these abstractions into increasingly specific goals of selected understanding, selected knowledge to be developed, and specific learnings stated in behavioral terms. For each grade level from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, separate units on language, literature, and oral and written composition are outlined. The following is an example of this breakdown for sixth grade composition: (1) Underlying Principles--the structural unit of composition is the speech-act, (2) Derived Generalizations--the speech-act has internal structure, (3) Selected Understanding--the internal structure of the speech-act establishes the relationships among ideas, (4) Selected Knowledge--a study of the topic, subject, and topic sentence, and (5) Specific Learnings--an analysis of topic sentences to determine what the oral and written composition contains. A graded listing of basal literary works is also included. (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Instructional Design, Language, Literature, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Speech Curriculum, Transformational Generative Grammar, Units of Study, Writing (Composition)
Division of Curriculum Development, Office of Instructional Services, State Department of Education, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 ($2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Curriculum Development.