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ERIC Number: ED058226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 175
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Through Language Communication toward World Order: English Education for Springfield Schools; A Language Curriculum for Low-Achievers.
Springfield Public Schools, MA.
The English Curriculum Committee of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Public Schools developed the Language Curriculum Guide for Low Achievers for two purposes: (1) to establish self-control of verbal and mental capacities so as to create a higher degree of self-respect and rapport with others; and (2) to produce competent workers, sound thinkers, and good citizens. The guide is based on seven language concepts: people judge you by the way you speak; people judge you by what you say; people judge you by how you speak; people communicate in different ways; people should know the history of our language and its relation to other languages; the evolution and production of speech sounds are characteristic to all peoples and languages; and language is ever-changing and developing. The guide is designed to meet the needs of students in the junior high school. An appendix contains listings of resources--recordings; kits; a professional bibliography for teachers; a student bibliography; illustrations of the multicomponent English curriculum, formal lesson strategies, and integrating linguistic subcategories; examples of students' work; recommendations for a more relevant English curriculum resulting from the 1969 Summer English Curriculum Workshop; and five conclusions reached by the workshop members. (DB)
Henry A. Black, Language Arts Supervisor, Springfield Public Schools, 195 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 09103 ($3.95)
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Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, MA.