ERIC Number: ED046957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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English for the Young School Leaver.
Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Preceded by a profile of the characteristics and problems of "young school leavers" (those pupils who, at the beginning of their third year in the secondary school, are assigned to courses which do not lead to the Scottish Certificate of Education examinations), this bulletin, prepared by the Central Committee on English, offers perspectives on developing the language arts skills and enriching the personal lives of such students. Curriculum areas discussed are (1) reading (including the strengthening of basic skills, the study of literature, and reading for pleasure); (2) oral work (development of student ability in language usage, thinking, and listening); (3) drama work (stressing dramatic role playing and improvisation); (4) written work (practice in "reportage" and in personal, sensory, and imaginative writing); and (5) examinations (suggesting new forms which allow students to exhibit the skills they possess). The use of projects--connected activities which give form and meaning to students' work--is probed, and possibilities ranging from newspapers to playlets are detailed. (MF)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Drama, Language Arts, Literature Appreciation, Low Ability Students, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Special Programs, Speech Communication, Student Needs, Student Projects, Student Publications, Tests, Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.