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ERIC Number: ED073464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 100
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Issues in Teaching English.
Delves, Tony
Reflecting changes in Australian education which in some instances have led to the eradication of "English" from the timetables, this book stresses the idea that what happens in the schools is more important to the language learning of the students than what happens in the English classroom. The teacher's concern should be the context (subjects, ideas, topics, themes) through which language will develop. English teachers in Australia, aware of the differences in approach between the United States and the United Kingdom, must also be aware of the linguistic arguments surrounding current methodology; they must build on the notion that the student's language should not be destroyed, but extended in its range and power. Furthermore, the teaching of grammar should have no place in the language program. Emphasis should be given to talking and acting; reading for enjoyment, information, and the extension of ideas and vocabulary; and writing as a means of developing ideas. Schools should assume a helping hand by trusting students, making use of their interests, providing a greater range of audiences, and providing relevant contexts from which language can develop. Finally, evaluation in English must be related to the individual child. (HS)
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Identifiers - Location: Australia