ERIC Number: ED094413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Towards an Evolving Philosophy of Language Instruction in the Public Schools and Teaching Standard Usage to Non-Standard Speakers: A Report of an Experiment.
Midkiff, Ronald G.; Smith, Gary
The first part of this Linguistics Research and Demonstration Project report presents articles which have greater implications for a theory of instruction in English than for practical activities for classroom utilization. It includes "Changing Emphasis on Formal Language Study,""The Growing Importance of and Emphasis on Oral Language Development,""From Composition to the Composing Process,""The Changing Appearance of the English Classroom," and "Implications for a Need to Modify English Teacher Education Programs." The second part of this report discusses the results of a social experiment in teaching standard usage to nonstandard speakers which concluded that a child expands his linguistic skills by receiving and producing sentences in relation to a particular audience, purpose, time, and place. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rome City School System, GA. Linguistics Research and Demonstration Project.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III