ERIC Number: ED078417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Through a Glass, Darkly: Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1971-1972.
Fagan, Edward R., Ed.; Vandell, Jean, Ed.
The dilemma articulated in small group and en masse discussions produced the theme, "Through a Glass, Darkly," for the 1971-1972 edition of "Classroom Practices." This document is a collection of essays espousing various methods of teaching English. One predominant concern of all English teachers is the issue of priorities in education. English teachers are especially anxious to rearrange educational perspectives by finding alternatives to systems approaches. The entries in this document try to show teaching techniques, response modes, and evaluation procedures that are superior to impersonal systems and more accurate than any accountability procedure. However, many of these techniques could be programmed, or framed as behavioral objectives, although in both cases, the task would be difficult. Polarized, the educational alternatives that we face are systems approach versus the human factor. It is concluded that systems approaches can be adapted to our classrooms based on the structures used in many of the articles in this document. (This document previously announced as ED 058 215.) (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.