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ERIC Number: ED038400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Youth in Transition: Some Notes on Teaching English.
Silva, Dolores
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)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.