ERIC Number: ED062344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Accountability and the Teaching of English.
Maloney, Henry B., Ed.
A monograph exploring issues in behavior and behavioral objectives is presented. Following the introduction, there are six sections in this book. In the opening section, George Henry uses a philosophical point of view to look for goals underlying the behaviorist's approach to English teaching. Section two is a sympathetic examination of the ends that can be achieved by objectives which are drawn up carefully by trained writers. The third section expresses strong concerns about systems approaches that apply to English teaching and equally strong reservations about teacher accountability based on such approaches. Section four consists of Donald Seybold's report and a paper by Robert Zoellner, who discusses Pavlovian and Skinnerian psychologies in relationship to behavioral objectives. Section five is an epilogue by James Squire stating the humanistic goals of English, and the final section is a bibliography. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attitudes, Authors, Behavioral Objectives, Behavioral Science Research, Bibliographies, English Instruction, Essays, Humanism, Objectives, Philosophy, Psychological Studies, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, Order Department, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 00055: $2.95 prepaid)
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