ERIC Number: ED165153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
There Is Life after English Graduate School or Relevance and the Noodle Factory.
Linden, Myra J.
In contrast to a graduate degree in English that stresses analysis, synthesis, and criticism, and limits practical experience in teaching methods for reading and writing, graduate study in library science can provide exposure to learning resources for prospective teachers. Such programs provide experience in the use of book and nonbook resources, automation, and audiovisual teaching devices, as well as techniques for matching learners with the right resources, handling large research topics effectively, understanding modern business management, and exploring all of the areas involved in adult education. Such library science experience enables the teacher to be a helper-advisor to the students, rather than an authority figure, and places the educational emphasis on mastery learning and individualized instruction. Rather than diminishing the value of English graduate work, education in library science presents a vehicle of communication and a new teaching style for the many facets of English instruction. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America (93rd, New York City, December 27-30, 1978)