ERIC Number: ED083614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Current Issues in the Teaching of English: Report on a Questionnaire Study; English Curricula in Australia.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
The first two papers in this volume discusses the results of questionnaires intended for primary and secondary teachers to elicit information on current issues in the teaching of English in Australia. It was learned that secondary teachers reached consensus only on the very broadest levels. They all agreed that literature, communication, and expression should not be treated as separate studies; that reading and literature continue to be relevant; that the curricula must consider individual differences; and that some provision should be made for informal discussion in the classroom. Division of opinion occurred in discussing how goals were to be achieved and priorities ordered. Primary teachers gave wide support to the preeminence of oral language, creative writing, and teacher autonomy. On other issues, however, there were differences of opinion. The second paper examines current curricula and teaching practices in the Australian states (Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia) and is organized under the following headings for each state: introduction, aims and objectives, structure and orientation of courses, current approaches and materials, current methods of assessment, and summary. (HOD)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
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