ERIC Number: ED025502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Discipline of English--A Reaffirmation.
Lodge, Helen; And Others
California English Journal, v4 n1 p30-7 Winter 1968
Widespread interest in English instruction and differing opinions about effective curriculums and useful materials indicate a need for a rationally conceived framework for the teaching of English as a unified discipline. The interrelatedness of the divisions of the discipline sustain the unity: language includes the structures and varieties of English; composition is concerned with the disciplined formation of thoughts in language; and literature emphasizes the most memorable forms of composition. This interrelation should be stressed in each grade, with increasing specilization from junior high school through college, at which point a review of basic integrations is particularly necessary for prospective teachers. The teaching of English as a discipline is not accomplished through curriculums which separate composition and literature, for instance, or classes designed with particular emphases; but rather through concentration on utilitarian, artistic, and imaginative uses of language, composition, and literature, and through the teacher's responsiveness to new materials, new methods, research, and experimentation. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English, Redlands.
Note: Reprint from "California English Journal," Spring 1965.