ERIC Number: ED036506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Language Programs for the Disadvantaged. The Report of the NCTE Task Force on Teaching English to the Disadvantaged.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
This report of a survey, undertaken by a Task Force of the National Council of Teachers of English, provides information on 190 independent and uncoordinated programs in language and reading for the disadvantaged (both rural and urban) throughout the United States. Part I describes the scope of the survey and the organization, operation, and major findings of the Task Force. Part II reviews the programs for teaching English to the disadvantaged from preschool through adult basic education, and discusses the teacher education for and administration of such programs. Part III includes comments on some of the findings by four consultants--Carl E. Bereiter (preschool instruction), Sol Tax (group identity), Janet Sawyer (dialects and linguistics), and Walter Loban (language learning programs). Part IV consists of two background papers--"Social Dialects and the Disadvantaged," by Lee A. Pederson, and "Language, Intelligence, and the Educability of the Disadvantaged," by Samuel A. Kirk. Part V gives the general recommendations of the Task Force, and Part VI includes a selection of references on educating the disadvantaged, an annotated list of bulletins and materials, and an index to programs, projects, and participating schools. (JM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Preschool Education, Reading Programs, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 03604, HC $2.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.