ERIC Number: ED055480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Report on Sabbatical Leave: Spring Semester, 1970.
Hinckley, E. B.
During his sabbatical leave, the author traveled to Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific, and Japan to observe English-language programs. He reports on the contacts that he made and the programs that he observed. He gives his general impressions of the English-language activity in each location and makes several recommendations as a result of his trip. Students should be taught the right sound first and the applicable rule later. Composition should be taught as a creative and spontaneous process; writing should not be approached from the basis of rules laid down by an authoritative book. There should be a great deal more participation by the class in the entire learning process. Teaching of English should be undertaken to help students understand, evaluate, and influence, intelligently and constructively, this rapidly changing world. English instruction should be concerned with the achievement of accurate communication. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Education, English Education, English (Second Language), Grammar, Imitation, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Literature, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Spelling, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guam; Japan; Pacific Trust Territory (Marshall Islands)