ERIC Number: ED029900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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A Proposed Course in Oral Interpretation for Prospective Secondary School English Teachers. Interim Report.
Fernandez, Thomas L.
Based on the assumption that skill in oral interpretation is essential to effective teaching of high school English, this study sought to describe a one-term course in oral interpretation that would be most compatible with the needs of the prospective secondary school English teacher. Therefore, a conference of speech and English educators (ISCPET Oral Interpretation Curriculum Study Conference, Monmouth College, Illinois, July 24-28, 1968) was called to consider the development of such a course. The recommendations from this conference included a statement of objectives, suggestions for content, recommendations for methods, and a selected bibliography. The proposed course syllabus was tested at three colleges and universities and found to be suitable for the study of oral interpretation. The recommended course can be either adopted entirely by universities and colleges or partially adapted to existing courses or to individual needs. On the basis of the conference and the use of the syllabus, oral interpretation appears to b e a valuable part of the preparatory curriculum for prospective secondary school English teachers. (See also ED 016 657 for the report of a related study.) (LH)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Course Organization, English Education, English Instruction, Experimental Teaching, Oral Reading, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Speech Communication, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.