ERIC Number: ED058226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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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)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English Curriculum, Junior High School Students, Language Instruction, Low Achievement, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Speech, Teaching Guides, Verbal Communication, Workshops
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.