ERIC Number: ED050122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Backgrounds in Language.
Maxwell, John C.; Long, Barbara K.
"Backgrounds in Language," a field-tested inservice course designed for use by groups of 15 or 25 language arts teachers, provides the subject matter background teachers need to make informed decisions about what curriculum materials to use in what way, at what time, and with which students. The course is comprised of eight 2-hour sessions, requiring, in addition, 2 hours of preparation time for each session. Intended as a group experience in which each member accepts the responsibility of searching out answers for the problems posed by the course, it is especially useful in school districts which lack access to consultants in linguistics or to university programs. The course deals with three aspects of language teaching--modern grammars (traditional, structural, and transformational), dialectology, and history of the English language--and is organized as a kit of materials which includes two films; a film strip; seven tape recordings of talks and records; a syllabus/manual; a leader's syllabus; a leader-training package; two tests; and a total of 56 basic texts, specially prepared essays, exemplary curriculum materials, and individual interpretations of significant texts and pamphlets. (MF)
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Guides, Dialects, English Education, Essays, Films, Filmstrips, Grammar, Group Dynamics, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Linguistics, Structural Grammar, Tape Recordings, Tests, Traditional Grammar, Transformational Generative Grammar
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801, Attn.: Carl Johnson. Rental prices for a 10-week period: Kit for 15, $135; Kit for 25, $175. Purchase prices for Kit for 15, $600; for 25, $750
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Midwest Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: Syllabi only; Published and distributed by National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Illinois