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ERIC Number: ED254858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Archives of "English Journal."
Perrin, Robert
A perusal of back issues of the "English Journal" since its beginnings in 1912 reveals a sense of continuity in the teaching profession. Over the years, the journal has addressed topics of interest to teachers. Some of these topics, even those from the earliest issues, shed light on current topics in English teaching, including the following: (1) teaching conditions, (2) competency testing, (3) the value of teaching literature, (4) grading, (5) beginning teaching, (6) basic writing, (7) teaching materials, (8) English as a second language, (9) writing across the curriculum, (10) dialects, (11) teaching techniques, (12) film, (13) book selection, and (14) special students. The reading of back issues provides members of the profession with a sense of where they have been and also reveals what is and is not new. In addition, back issues reveal a sense of history--not only of English teaching, but of American education and society as well. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: English Journal; National Council of Teachers of English
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (4th, Houston, TX, March 28-30, 1985).