ERIC Number: ED064712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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Magic, Behavioral Objectives, and English: Part 1.
Messelaar, Dirk; Keefe, Robert J.
NEATE Leaflet, v71 p11-14 Feb 1972
Behavioral objectives in the teaching of English are criticized. The primary objection is the a priori expectations and reasoning which is a necessary part of these objectives. Behavioral objectives are said to restrict the flexibility and mobility of the English teacher in his classroom interaction. The entire concept of writing behavioral objectives is seen as being misconstrued in that learning, concepts, and information are made the center of instruction rather than the student. If the goal is to create better learning situations, it is felt that the solution should be to create imaginative creative, flexible, humane, and humanistic teachers. (CL)
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