ERIC Number: ED070092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Literature in Humanities Programs.
Marckwardt, Albert H., Ed.
The 1966 National Council of Teachers of English Humanities Conference considered the place of the humanities in elementary and secondary education and the possible focus, content, and methods for presenting humanities programs. In this collection of papers given at the conference, leaders in various disciplines suggest the scope and magnitude of human studies by exploring--(1) the problems and possibilities of literature, composition, and language in humanities programs, (2) the difficulties of teaching the classics in translation, (3) the work of the National Endowment for the Humanities and its effect on the classroom, and (4) the need for a special kind of humanistic education in the elementary grades. Other papers present observations and recommendations to clarify the roles of the elementary, junior high, and senior high schools in creating significant humanities programs. The final paper examines the implications of a humanities conference and the importance of understanding human experience in today's world. (This document previously announced as ED 015 193.) (JB)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Fine Arts, History, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Intellectual Development, Language, Literature, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Writing (Composition)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.