ERIC Number: ED072465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
On Writing Behavioral Objectives for English.
Maxwell, John, Ed.; Tovatt, Anthony, Ed.
This book presents the results of the examination, during 1969, of the behavioral objectives movement in English instruction by the NCTE Commission on the English Curriculum. It points out that, although some major benefits may eventually arise from the writing of English behavioral objectives, "the process bristles with problems in semantics, philosophy, psychology, measurement, and pedagogy," and "there are real dangers to the English curriculum possible within the behavioral objectives movement" if it fails to accommodate "the humanistic aims which have traditionally been valued" in English. Part 1 consists of a fictitious narrative concerning the problems faced by an English department chairman who must redefine English in a framework of behavioral objectives. Part 2 contains 11 articles concerning English instruction and behavioral objectives by Sue M. Brett, James Hoetker, John C. Flanagan, Lois Caffyn, J. N. Hook, Alan C. Purves, Isabel Beck, Geoffrey Summerfield, James Moffett, Donald A. Seybold, and Robert F. Hogan. A bibliography on behavioral objectives concludes the volume. (This document previously announced as ED 040 211.) (JM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Objectives, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, English, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Humanism, Humanities
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 04024, $2.50 non-member, $2.25 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL. Commission on the English Curriculum.