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ERIC Number: ED038397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 11
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Correlation and Integration in English.
Mersand, Joseph
Leaflet, v68 n1 p28-38, 47 Feb 1969
Correlation, fusion, integration, and core in the English program originated in the 1930's and have been found to increase the student's breadth of knowledge and appreciation of literature. Basically, such curriculum structuring utilizes three approaches--the joint study of two or more subjects (often literature and history), the use of a broad thematic approach, and the treatment of social problems through diverse disciplines. The students are offered greater individual attention and a lessening of the pressure and confinement often found in the traditional English curriculum. An evaluation of these combined classes indicates that they have the advantage of greater opportunity for experimentation, stimulation of students, mastery of skills and work habits, student cooperation, and self-discipline. Disadvantages include an increased workload and more required knowledge for the teacher, possible neglect of one of the subject areas, and potential failure of the program due to insufficient classroom resources. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: New England Association of Teachers of English.