ERIC Number: ED026362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
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Research Methods in the Language Arts.
National Conference on Research in English.
The articles comprising this bulletin report the status of research methods in the English language arts and indicate promising directions for further effort. Ralph C. Staiger discusses the range of language arts research and points out the strengths and weaknesses of various research techniques. Theodore Clymer examines the essential characteristics of research design, indicates ways to improve it, and discusses typical methods of language arts research. Samuel L. Becker reviews and evaluates research in the instructional use of mass media, particularly television. Carlton M. Singleton outlines needed further research and discusses the problems of securing cooperation from students, teachers, administrators, and the community which supports the research. Singleton, Paul B. Diederich, and Walter Hill, in a joint article, emphasize the necessity for the classroom teacher to conduct research and to try new ideas which could lead to more effective instructional techniques. (LH)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Research, English Instruction, Language Arts, Language Research, Mass Media, Research, Research Criteria, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Skills, Researchers, Television Research
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 14102, $1.25).
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Authoring Institution: National Conference on Research in English.
Note: Articles reprinted from "Elementary English," Champaign: NCTE.