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ERIC Number: ED061208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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The Quest for Priorities.
Alison, James N.
CITE Newsletter, v5 n1 p6-9 October 1971
The main problem of the English teacher is discussed. This is stated to be administrative, i.e., he has to make a decision to determine how to organize all that he wishes to teach within the limitations imposed upon him by unavoidable circumstances. General aims regarded as appropriate for academic courses for British pupils in third, fourth, fifth and six years are presented. These include the development of communication skills and the enrichment of intellectual and emotional life through varied and pleasurable language activities. The point is made that the teacher of English has a responsibility to guide his students toward salutory reading experiences. With respect to composition, three points are made: (1) Teachers should spend less time testing and more time teaching; (2) Composition work should be done regularly in the classroom; and (3) Practice and assessment should be frequent and systematic. (CK)
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Identifiers: Great Britain