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ERIC Number: ED053128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 18
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Teaching English as a Cultural Process.
Bailey, Wilfrid C.
Teaching of English is involved in the transmission of culture in two ways: (1) it is part of the complex process through which culture is transmitted; and (2) it can be a vehicle for the transmission of culture. The English teacher is faced with a combination of the two tasks of enculturation and acculturation. The effective teacher must clearly understand what she is doing in terms of the cultural milieu of the educational system and the cultural composition of the class, and the concept of culture should be made an explicit part of the English curriculum. The format of literature courses can be designed so as to provide readings that illustrate the variety and the uniformities in American culture (DB)
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (60th, Atlanta, November 1970)