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ERIC Number: ED025542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 204
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English in a Decade of Change.
Shugrue, Michael F.
A status report on the teaching and learning of English reviews and assesses a decade of change and innovation in the discipline. It surveys trends in the preparation of teachers of English, the English curriculum at all levels, and patterns of school and college organization which affect the teaching of English from kindergarten through graduate school. Some topics considered in chapter one, "The English Curriculum," are: (1) federal support of English, (2) the experiences of the Curriculum Study Committee at Nebraska, (3) the Carnegie-Mellon curriculum, (4) the Northwestern curriculum, and (5) the lessons of Dartmouth. Chapter two, "The Teacher of English," discusses the need for dialogue within the profession and encourages teachers, especially at the college level, to think in terms of curriculum outside their own department. Among the topics discussed in this chapter are the English teacher in the two-year college and the English Teacher Preparation Study. Chapter three, "English, Education, and Change," suggests promising techniques and classroom patterns for the 1970's and discusses: (1) how and why change takes place, (2) the experiment at Evanston, Illinois, (3) information retrieval in English, (4) censorship, and (5) testing and ability grouping. (BN)
Pegasus Publishers, 850 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($6.00 hardcover; $1.95 paperback).
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