ERIC Number: ED043631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
English for an Electronic Age: A Media Ecology Approach, K-12. Curriculum Development Series No. 1-2.
Meeks, Particia; And Others
This communications curriculum guide is designed to humanize the teaching of English through a "media ecology" approach which means bringing into the classroom the media of the outside world and expanding the traditional content of English instruction to include such studies as movie-making and message-sending via posters. It contains 70 short "lesson models," for grades K-12, written to help the student (1) appreciate his cultural heritage by studying the history and development of his language, (2) perceive and evaluate the power of signs and symbols, (3) communicate perceptively, and (4) gain a realistic perspective toward himself and the world. The models provide statements of purpose, teaching-approach suggestions, discussion questions, and recommended activities, all aimed at a creative student-centered program. Several suggestions for idea-exhausted teachers and an effective means of evaluating student themes are also included. (DD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Guides, Diachronic Linguistics, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Evaluation Methods, Language Arts, Mass Media, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Symbolic Language, Teaching Models
Russell Poulton, Cherry Creek Schools, 4700 So. Yosemite St., Englewood, Colo. 80110 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cherry Creek School District 5, Englewood, CO.