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ERIC Number: ED209664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Elementary School Language Arts: A Basic Philosophy.
Kolczynski, Richard G.
Following a statement of philosophy for developing an elementary school language arts curriculum, this paper presents a list of assumptions to serve as a guide to the many criteria that should influence educators' decision making as they plan language arts programs. The assumptions, developed by a committee of teachers and administrators from one public school district, include the following: (1) children have a right to their own language; (2) teachers should accept and use children's language patterns as springboards for instruction; (3) learning experiences should reflect sound principles of psychology and children's developmental characteristics; (4) teachers should recognize each child's best mode of learning and provide appropriate instruction and experiences; (5) learning occurs as the result of an interaction of previous experiences, subject matter, teaching methods, and materials; (6) the goal of instruction should be the development of creative and competent producers and consumers of language, which is best achieved through an emphasis on the creative arts of English; (7) the student should be an active participant in learning; (8) student centered approaches should be used whenever appropriate; and (9) evaluation should include a variety of procedures and should be based on the goals to be accomplished. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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