ERIC Number: ED198520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
English in an Integrated Curriculum--Practice at Countesthorpe College, Leicestershire.
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)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation, English Departments, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Language Role, Language Usage, Program Descriptions, School Organization, Secondary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Responsibility, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Conference on the Teaching of English (3rd, Sydney, Australia, August 17-22, 1980).