ERIC Number: ED058202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Priorities Facing the National Council of Teachers of English, 1971.
Jenkins, William A.
Council-Grams, v32 n5 p3-10 November 1971
Answers to a questionnaire about the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) are discussed. There are six categories of responses. The first category deals with problems facing the Council as an organization. The second is the Council's relationship with the public, with other organizations, and with the profession. The third category deals with English as a subject. The fourth refers to professional problems. The fifth deals with social change, and the sixth is a miscellany. Several of the respondents felt that the Council must change its structure in order to develop more efficient ways of communicating with the profession and the public. The problem of being more responsive to the needs of affiliates and to the needs of classroom teachers occurred frequently throughout the replies. One respondent suggested that the "English Journal" create sections on humanities and on media, two recent and important concerns of the English teacher. A few respondents did feel that the annual convention needs overhauling. It is concluded that, in spite of the urgent tone of the responses received, the current moment in Council history is one of great optimism. (CK)
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Identifiers: National Council of Teachers of English
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of former Presidents and Executive Secretaries of the National Council of Teachers of English (Urbana, Illinois, May 13, 1971)