ERIC Number: ED035668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Idea of Coverage in the Teaching of Literature.
Henry, George H.
The English Journal, v54 n6 p475-482 Sep 1965
Opting for curriculum design in the teaching of English which is based on recent psychological theory and current thought in logic, the author contrasts the more traditional chronological presentation with "process and structure" techniques. The weaknesses inherent in the idea of a curriculum patterned on the notion of having to "cover ground" in a certain predetermined period of time are examined. Teachers are urged to make their teaching more meaningful by viewing their educational objectives in terms of: (1) process, (2) structure, (3) concept development, (4) system interrelationships, and (5) thematic development. Three major principles relating to the development of concepts are included. Literary works and authors are cited to illustrate key ideas. (RL)
Descriptors: Colleges, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking, Curriculum Development, Discovery Processes, Educational Theories, English Instruction, English Literature, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Schools, Structural Analysis, Systems Approach
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.