ERIC Number: ED038413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Creativity in the English Program. NCTE/ERIC Studies in the Teaching of English.
Smith, Rodney P., Jr.
Following the establishment of working definitions of "creativity" and "English," Chapter 1 of this state-of-the-art paper surveys research into the nature of creativity, points out the need to establish criteria for creativity, and discusses the relation of creativity to English. Chapter 2 considers the classroom and the teacher as elements of a creative atmosphere, and Chapter 3 presents a more specific discussion of creative teaching across the spectrum of the language arts in the early grades. The remaining four chapters deal with creativity as it relates to literature, language, drama, and creative writing. A conclusion summarizes the outlook for change in creativity in the English program. A 131-item general bibliography on creativity and a separate bibliography of over 60 items on creative writing provide further references. (MF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Development, Creative Dramatics, Creative Writing, Creativity, Critical Reading, Curiosity, Divergent Thinking, English Instruction, Imagination, Individualized Instruction, Language Arts, Literature Programs, Multimedia Instruction, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 01232, $1.50, prepaid)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of English.