ERIC Number: ED250677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-21
Reference Count: 0
NCTE and the Scholar-Teacher.
Hook, J. N.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has put steady emphasis on teachers' inquiring minds and on their awareness of the arts, particularly the arts of using and interpreting language. NCTE's inquiries have been concerned not only with literary and linguistic scholarship, but also with curricular matters, teaching procedures, and such professional concerns as teacher load and censorship. Each year several hundred authors contribute to NCTE's professional journals. It also publishes a varying number of books and pamphlets, and its affiliates publish numerous additional journals, pamphlets, and books. Teachers who prefer talking to writing have an excellent opportunity to do so at affiliate conferences and NCTE conventions; over the years, between 25,000 and 30,000 persons have had spots on NCTE convention programs. Throughout its history, NCTE has encouraged young teachers, previously silent teachers--all teachers--to think constructively about their profession, to study some part of it in detail, and to speak or write about their thoughts and findings. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Council of Teachers of English; Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (72nd, Washington, DC, November 19-24, 1982). For related documents, see CS 207 881-884.