ERIC Number: ED026377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Planning for Change in English Education.
To meet the needs and accomplish the desirable goals of a changing society, English teachers and administrators must alter many of their traditional roles and become agents of change, providing intelligent leadership and guidance. Harbans Singh Bhola has identified four major issues which have immediate relevance to English education and which must be faced by educators: the individual versus the group, local versus state control, the common versus the elite, and the right to privacy versus public obligations. Although the role of teachers has changed over the past 25 years from that of generalists to academic specialists who guide student inquiry, teachers must constantly identify the social needs of the present and devise programs to fit the changing values of students. Furthermore, whole school curriculums need to undergo reorganization in response to new knowledge and modern developments in technology. The potential of education in society can be fully realized only if teaching practices and curriculums are continually evaluated and if socially relevant innovations are planned and instituted at a more rapid pace than in the past. (SW)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Educational Trends, English Curriculum, English Instruction, School Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 02455, HC $2.95).
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Note: In "The Growing Edges of Secondary English: Essays by the Experienced Teacher Fellows at the University of Illinois 1966-1967," ed. Charles Suhor and others (Champaign: NCTE, 1968), pp. 155-65.