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ERIC Number: ED061212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 13
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Children's Writing.
MacPhee, Angus
CITE Newsletter, v5 n1 p14-26 October 1971
The proper approach to children's writing from an educational point of view is discussed. The point is made that there is something fundamentally wrong with the current approach in children's writing. Current books on children's writing deal only with children's writing. It is recommended that any program which aims to be efficient in the teaching of children's writing should incorporate and exercise as part of its methodology those modes of writing which are appropriate to life outside the school. The kinds of change recommended for children's writing education are those which would instill in a child: (1) a deeper awareness and understanding of himself, (2) a wider and deeper sympathetic understanding of others, (3) a fuller understanding of his own position in time and space, (4) a fuller awareness and understanding of the living (non-human) world, (5) a more highly developed and refined aesthetic awareness, and (6) the ability to express these appropriately. Illustrations of writing which portray some of these qualities are given. Different types of writing are also discussed. These include personal, impersonal, and imaginative. (CK)
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