ERIC Number: ED243144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Activity, Essentials, and Excellence: Language Arts 2000.
Furner, Beatrice A.
Projections concerning the nature of schooling in the 21st century are replete with images of schooling at home via electronic media. Educational goals suggested by theorists include (1) using language and other symbol systems to think and communicate effectively with diverse peoples; (2) developing skills of lifelong learning; (3) acquiring a broad, interdisciplinary general education; (4) developing the ability to solve complex problems by analyzing and synthesizing information, thinking critically, making decisions, implementing plans, and accepting consequences; (5) developing the ability to cope with change; (6) learning to understand and use technology; (7) developing a futures perspective and a value system that includes concern for planetary survival; (8) developing skills in group processes and concern for social problems through constructive participation in decision-making; (9) developing the ability to respond and express oneself aesthetically; and (10) developing skills and interests for use of leisure time. A close examination of these goals reveals their similarity to the statements on the essentials of education. Excellence in the English language arts programs for the year 2000 can be achieved by combining and blending these goals and essentials in a classroom where the students are actively and personally involved in learning. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (3rd, Columbus, OH, April 12-14, 1984).