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ERIC Number: ED057028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
Representative Performance Objectives in English: Grades 9-12. Final Report.
Hook, J. N.; And Others
Representatives of three major universities, with the help of about 30 consultants and over 200 teachers and several thousand students in 24 field-testing schools, over a two-year period prepared and tested a handbook or catalog of representative performance objectives in English for grades 9-12, which is included as an appendix to this report. The field-testing of a preliminary version of the catalog revealed its usefulness not only in the designated grades but also, in many instances, its adaptability to grades 7 and 8. Conclusions include: (1) The fears of performance objectives, held by many teachers of English, are unwarranted; (2) It would be a mistake to attempt to use mere mathematical measurement of accomplishment in many segments of English; (3) In teacher education, prospective teachers need to be helped to learn to think in terms of what kinds of responses they may expect from students. Recommendations include: (1) The handbook-catalog should be used as widely as possible in college courses for pre-service and in-service teachers of secondary school English; (2) Teachers of both junior and senior high school English should be encouraged to use a published version of the handbook-catalog in establishing objectives for their classes. (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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