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ERIC Number: ED068982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 129
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English in Primary Schools.
Roberts, Geoffrey R.
The author describes the teaching of English in the primary schools in Great Britain. He argues that the conscious development of spoken English may contribute to the improvement of written English. He also states that oral language cannot be separated from written language and that written English can develop only out of its oral form. Accordingly, oral language can develop only in a context which is interesting to the child and compatible with his mental capabilities. The teacher can improve oral and written standards of communication not only when in his role as instructor, but also as class participant. The author also argues the necessity of teaching individual and small groups of children; and he describes, within the context of large classes, the types of classroom organization which can achieve this form of instruction. (DI)
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 9 Park Street, Boston, Mass. 02108 ($5.00 cloth, $2.00 paper)
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