ERIC Number: ED038400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Youth in Transition: Some Notes on Teaching English.
To bring the junior high school student to an awareness of himself as a unique personality constantly undergoing further definition, this presentation of organizing principles for English teaching focuses upon two primary aspects of man: his role as organizer and formulator and his role as communicator. It provides problem-solving activities within a curriculum framework for teaching English that emphasizes the student's role as the communicator of his creation. The first section is concerned with the problem of synthesizing and integrating a chaos of perceptions into a cohesive pattern through the discrete acts of "isolation,""definition,""accommodation," and "assimilation." The second section focuses on man as a model-maker who uses language to contact, teach, and learn from his contemporaries and people of the past; through the stimulus of new information he forms and manipulates his image of himself and his environment. The third section takes up the particular position of the author as model-maker--his creative capacity, his linguistic resources, and the limiting and defining characteristics of his art. (LH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communication (Thought Transfer), Creative Development, Educational Theories, English Instruction, Individual Development, Literary Criticism, Perceptual Development, Relevance (Education), Role Perception, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Student Development, Student Teacher Relationship, Synthesis, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.