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ERIC Number: ED071073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 214
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Inquiry in the Secondary English Class.
Kunkel, Marion David
This study explores a student-centered alternative to current objectives and procedures in secondary English. Chapter one argues that current school practices do not meet special needs of children and society in complex human problem solving, and chapter two asserts that traditional English teaching often thwarts creativity and intensifies social cleavages. Teaching methods affecting the development of complex problem solving abilities are explored in chapter three. Two models--the first representing the process of complex conceptual growth and the second identifying the conditions which would best facilitate this process--are presented in the fourth chapter. The next three chapters suggest activities which may implement the goals of chapter one: group discussion, group projects, and the encouragement of individual development of special interests. The last chapter discusses implications for teacher preparation as they relate to group situations and projects in which prospective teachers can learn more about themselves and others. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University