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ERIC Number: ED074506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 116
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Maximizing Use of Community Resources in the Teaching of English: A Survey of Professional Opinion.
Green, Harris Reed
This study surveyed high school English teachers, supervisors of English, and English Education professors in Florida as to the "feasibility" of community oriented English instruction. The model for this curriculum was the Parkway Program of Philadelphia, where students take courses from business and professional people. The results show that all groups surveyed think this instruction is practicable and that the communities would respond favorably to the program. The respondents felt, however, that the use of community resources could become just another educational technique and the participating citizenry just a commodity to be used by educators. The author argues that this apparent disparagement of the lay citizenry as fellow educators should be reconsidered and that cooperation should be promoted by having students be responsible for maintaining a liaison between the community and the school. The teacher's role would be that of a "midwife." Recommendations are made for further study. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Florida