ERIC Number: ED071093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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What Every English Teacher Should Know.
Hook, J. N.; And Others
Based upon 5 years of study to improve the preparation of secondary school English teachers, this book is intended to guide prospective teachers in the selection of courses, to suggest to experienced teachers their areas of greatest deficiency, and to help teacher educators in curriculum planning. An introduction points out the importance of a teacher who is aware of children's needs and feelings, and recounts the typical development of an English teacher from a young child to a college graduate. Chapters consider what teachers should know about language, written composition, literature, oral communication, and the theory and practice of teaching and learning English. Some topics of discussion are dialectology, grammars, misconceptions concerning the teaching of language, the process of writing, audience consideration in composition, reasons for teaching literature, necessary literary background, intensive reading, the emphasis of oral communication in Great Britain and the United States, college education courses, measurement and evaluation, and methodology. An outline of the "minimal,""good," and "superior" levels of accomplishment in knowledge and skills precedes each chapter. (This document previously announced as ED 037 467.) (LH)
Descriptors: English Education, English Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Instruction, Literature, Reading Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Speech Communication, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 21112, $2.00 non-member, $1.80 member)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.