ERIC Number: ED032305
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Publication Date: 1969
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The Grammars of English and Curriculum Reform.
Palmer, Joe Darwin
This study summarizes the kinds of English grammar currently taught in American secondary schools and describes the effects of curriculum proposals by scholars upon the teaching of language and composition. A survey of grammar from classical Greek and Roman times to the present precedes a description of specific types of grammar (e.g., philological-historical, structural-descriptive) and an historical sketch of grammar texts in the United States. Effects of academic linguistics on public schools since 1927 and the recommendations of professionals affecting the English curriculum are then summarized. Finally, the results of a survey of classroom practices, textbooks, and intentions toward English grammar in 50 Michigan high schools are reported. (JM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Diachronic Linguistics, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Grammar, Linguistics, Secondary Education, Structural Grammar, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Traditional Grammar, Writing (Composition)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Michigan.