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ERIC Number: ED059210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 6
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Report from York.
LaConte, Ronald T.; Bitner, Barbara Ellen
Connecticut English Journal, v4 n1 p3-8 Fall 1971
Impressions, observations, and conclusions about the conference on the teaching of English at the University of York in England are given in this brief report. Among the conclusions reached by the British and American participants are: (1) of primary and immediate importance is the construction of a model for organizing effective language-centered English programs; (2) another primary concern is the need to consider the influence of social change, cultural attitudes, and racial and class distinctions on education; and (3) qualities such as freedom of student choice, shared learning experiences, teacher guidance rather than teacher direction, emphasis on learning rather than teaching, and a vastly increased range of "acceptable" materials and activities are characteristics of a desirable English program, but the problems of specification and implementation remain. (DB)
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