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ERIC Number: ED039232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 11
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Experimental Programs and Programmatic Experiments.
Kent, Robert
When assembling or evaluating experimental programs in college English, the crucial fact to be remembered is that the success of the undertaking depends more on the teachers than on the program itself, for it is men, not programs, who fail in the constant experiment with books. Teachers need to be adventurous, constantly rereading, rethinking, and experimenting with literary works. They should maintain a balance and simplicity that meets their pedagogical responsibilities of liberating minds and not allow or encourage students to egotistically ignore works which strike them as "irrelevant." Above all, teachers must encourage their students to uncover the questions inherent in literature, to raise their own questions (particularly through writing), and to lead a self-examined life. (MF)
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Note: Speech presented at the Annual Convention of National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, D.C., November 28, 1969