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ERIC Number: ED073465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 23
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[Behavioral Objectives in English.]
Meade, Richard; And Others
Virginia English Bulletin, v20 n3 p3-19, 24-27 Winter 1970
This edition of the "Virginia English Bulletin" is devoted primarily to articles about behavioral objectives and the teaching of English. In "Behavioral Objectives for English?" Richard A. Meade argues that these objectives ought to include the acquisition not only of skills and knowledge but also of understandings, insights, and feelings. He also asserts that exact measurement of insights is not possible. Robert W. Reising, in "The Affective Fallacy: More on Behavioral Objectives and the Teaching of English," argues that these objectives do not have to exclude the affective domain and that English teachers should not let others construct their behavioral objectives. In "Backlash or Backwash?" Robert T. Robertson argues that the movement for creating these objectives in English is inherently mechanistic, simplistic, and reactionary, and that it should be resisted by the humanistic teacher. Robert P. Hilldrup, in "Accountability for Achievement in English," argues that English teachers should be accountable for certain objective skills they can transmit, but that their overall objective is teaching communications, an achievement which is difficult to measure. (DI)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Association of Teachers of English.