ERIC Number: ED048249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-18
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Proceedings: Wisconsin Elementary Language Arts Conference (Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, October 18, 1969).
Jenkins, William; Evertts, Eldonna L.
Two speeches from the 1970 Wisconsin Elementary Language Arts Conference are included in this document. In "The Changing World of Language Arts," William Jenkins characterizes language as man's most important possession, and the study of it as possibly the student's most crucial undertaking. He also suggests that the modern language arts program should include a new sense of the relation between student and teacher, should develop the individual child's expressive and imaginative capabilities as well as his intellectual faculties, and should encourage children to learn cooperatively rather than competitively. In "The Creative Teacher in the Elementary Schools," Eldonna Evertts describes the creative teacher as one who fosters the self discovery and growth of the individual while focusing on both the content and skills of English; and one who leads children to initiate their own ideas and activities in the study of literature, dramatics, composition, spelling, and handwriting, as well as in the use of a variety of instructional aids. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.