ERIC Number: ED037430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Source Book on English Institutes for Elementary Teachers.
Squire, James R.; And Others
Contained in this source book are discussions of institute offerings in literature, composition, and language and suggestions for institute planning. Six articles deal with the nature and purposes of children's literature study, an introduction to literary criticism, reviews of and teaching approaches for various genres of children's literature, and literature study for teachers of culturally disadvantaged children. Four articles on composition include suggestions for improving the teacher's writing and his teaching skills in composition, a description of a college-level course in children's writing, a discussion of principles underlying composition and of the effect of the teacher's attitudes toward writing, language, and children. The areas of language study discussed (six articles) are the purposes, content, and possible procedures for language-centered institutes; attitudes toward and concepts of language; the role of language in the classroom; and five, week-long units for language institutes. Brief articles on workshops, audiovisual materials, studying the language arts curriculum, the place of reading in English institutes, and directing an institute are included. (MF)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Language Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature, Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills, Writing Skills
NCTE, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 20603, $1.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.