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ERIC Number: ED028168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 7
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English and the Arts.
Mead, Russell
The Independent School Bulletin, v28 n2 p47-52 Dec 1968
English, which enrolls all students, is the only humanities course capable of transmitting culture to everyone. Students respond to cultural stimuli other than books, however; and since many justifications for traditionally narrow English courses are demonstrably not valid, English subject matter should be broadened to include methods of communication other than writing. In grade 9, students could listen to records, stage plays, view films and slides, and write about the relationships among these presentations of reality. In grade 10, teachers could tailor their English writing assignments to the subject content and writing assignments in other courses. In grade 11, a major work of literature could be used to draw many ideas together, or various arts could be studied individually. In grade 12, students could take up more difficult classical ideas and examine contemporary methods of expression. Through such a program the student would acquire a better understanding of modern communications and of the media available for artistic expression. (LH)
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