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ERIC Number: ED040218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Sep
Pages: 8
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An Articulated English Program: A Hypothesis to Test.
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, v74 n4 pt 2 p 13-19 Sep 1959
This report is the result of discussion of some 35 interrelated issues which have contributed to a loss of definition of "English" programs at all educational levels. Fearing further fragmentation of the curriculum would take place without reform, the conferees propose an articulated English program based on four cardinal principles. They seek to: (1) establish within limited geographical areas a planned, comprehensive system of instruction and research in English; (2) enlist the active participation at all educational levels of the ablest people from all educational levels, and to provide opportunities for interchange; (3) vigorously develop practical aims, procedures, and materials for teaching English; and (4) focus the attention of the entire profession on this enterprise. Delineation of the program emphasizes the value of literary and writing components and includes discussion of teacher preparation. A set of specific activities for local program improvement concludes the report. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Note: Report of the Basic Issues Conference