ERIC Number: ED033098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Elementary English: Papers Collected from the 1966 Spring Institutes on the Elementary Language Arts of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Frazier, Alexander, Ed.
Fourteen papers collected under three headings--literature, language, and composition--consider what lies ahead in the teaching of elementary school English. Papers on literature cover the role of literature in elementary English programs (Alan S. Downer), the necessity for developing the student's imagination (James E. Miller, Jr.), the nature of the analytic process in studying literature (Roy Harvey Pearce), and the relationship between the "knowledge explosion" and the values of traditional literature (Edward W. Rosenheim, Jr.). Papers on language treat what children need to know about language (Ruth G. Strickland), the distinction between competence and performance in language (Owen Thomas), the limitations of imitation in language acquisition (Philip B. Gough), sentence growth as explained by transformational generative grammar (Kellog W. Hunt), system and variety in American English (Raven I. McDavid, Jr.), problems of Negro speakers of nonstandard English (William Labov), and E. E. Cummings' creative manipulation of grammar (Priscilla Tyler). Three papers on composition discuss teaching the process of writing, the place of rhetoric in the preparation of composition teachers (both by Wallace W. Douglas), and the interrelationship of composition and literature in the elementary grades (Eldonna L. Evertts). (LH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Grammar, Imagination, Language, Language Acquisition, Literary Criticism, Literature, Nonstandard Dialects, North American English, Poetry, Rhetoric, Teacher Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 03800, HC $3.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.