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ERIC Number: ED067679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 142
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The Irrelevant English Teacher.
Morse, J. Mitchell
A justification is offered of a professor's belief in the importance of teaching the art of being articulate and the contention that a person who cannot express himself clearly in speech or writing cannot think clearly. The difference between good and bad writing is objectively demonstrable and not dependent upon sociology, morality, or relevance. It is, rather, rhythm, accuracy of vocabulary, and logic. The books considers such topics as "social class in the English class" and "the shuffling speech of slavery: Black English". Popular current literature is examined. A warning is given of the threat to freedom of education filtered for the masses, and an intellectual anti-poverty program is advocated. The joy of words is shown. (LH)
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 ($6.00)
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