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ERIC Number: ED084534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 174
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An Investigation of the Consultant's Role As An Agent of Change in the High School English Program.
Baron, Henry James
In an attempt to discover how, if at all, a consultant can be a significant factor in effecting changes in teachers and curriculum, the author, under the auspices of the National Union of Christian Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the United States Office of Education Training Teachers of Teachers Program at the University of Illinois, made himself available to several schools as a consultant on the teaching of English. This study details the nature and the outcomes of his work with the English department of a small high school. Despite numerous problems, some significant changes were effected that would distinguish the new curriculum from the old. First of all, the new curriculum would be governed and guided by a clearly articulated set of principles and goals. Secondly, it would feature a two-year core program, constituting the minimal essentials in skills, concepts, and experiences as defined by the principles and goals. Thirdly, extending the learnings of the core would be a two-year elective program without restrictions on student choices. The program would emphasize language, with special attention to responsibility and competence on its use, understanding and appreciation of its cultural variants, and delight in artistic employment. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign