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ERIC Number: ED198520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
English in an Integrated Curriculum--Practice at Countesthorpe College, Leicestershire.
Watts, John
This paper describes a student centered, integrated curriculum that was developed at an English comprehensive school for 14- to 18-year-old students and shows how English was taught within this curriculum. Sections of the paper discuss (1) the historical roots of the problem of curriculum organization that the school faced; (2) the organizational solution that was used--constructing a series of subschools based on student self-selection, depending on team teaching, and using teachers as tutors; (3) the epistemological solution, which points out how the team teaching concept and the organization of the curriculum gave the learner the control and responsibility for language development; (4) the role of English in this curricular scheme; (5) the problems for English instruction that existed in this integrated curriculum; and (6) the safeguards that can be used to ensure proper attention to language development and adequate English instruction in curriculum designs like the one described. (RL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Conference on the Teaching of English (3rd, Sydney, Australia, August 17-22, 1980).