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ERIC Number: ED037447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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Humanities in the Secondary School.
Hipple, Walter
Indiana English Journal, v3 n2 p12-21 W 1969
Humanities courses can help to remedy the compartmentalization of knowledge in contemporary education, promote an integrated conception of a way of life, provide an historical and geographical perspective, counteract the educational impact of the sciences and the pressure of vocationalism, and introduce subjects too often neglected, such as philosophy, art history, and music history. Organization of a humanities curriculum may be by arts and genres, by aesthetic categories, by topics, or by chronology and culture; but if only one course can be offered, historical organization insures the most coherent study of cultures. One method of humanities instruction is team teaching, in which a group of specialists word together to reinforce and learn from each other. The teachers should have received some formal humanities instruction themselves--preferably at least one full-year college humanities course plus a couple of in-depth studies of different cultural periods. Teacher preparation for humanities courses should focus on breadth and integration, which are both the method and the end of interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. (JM)
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Note: Reprinted from "Music Educators Journal," Volume 54, Feb. 1968