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ERIC Number: ED063289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 10
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York: The Summer of Our Content, Prologue or Epilogue.
Bitner, B. E.
NEATE Leaflet, v70 n3 p3-12 September 1971
The accomplishments of the York International Conference on the Teaching and Learning of English held in 1971 are presented as the work of six commissions made up of conference participants. The participants were 100 Americans, 100 Canadians, and 250 British. Commission One addressed itself to English in the secondary school, ages 11-18; Commission Two had as its task the exploration of various non-exclusive means of planning and organizing English programs; the topic of Commission Three was "Language and Learning in the Primary School"; Commission Four considered the topic "English for the Young Adult," ages 16-22; Commission Five concentrated specifically on the place of drama in the teaching and learning of English; and the issue of curriculum change was attacked by Commission Six. A spontaneous Seventh Commission addressed themselves to the issues of the power and role of English teachers as rational political activities, of professional organizations, the redefinition of the responsibility of those organizations to teachers, and to the protection and encouragement of responsible innovation. (DB)
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