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ERIC Number: ED094422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 414
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The Development of the Curriculum in Secondary English to 1960.
Whitman, Robert Stanley
The development of the secondary English curriculum in the United States from colonial times to 1960 is investigated through periodical literature, major curriculum reports, surveys, English methods books, curriculum guides, textbooks, and secondary sources such as histories of American education and of secondary English teaching. The history begins with a discussion of the small place which vernacular study played in the preparation of students for the Latin grammar school, followed by a discussion of the role of the English grammar schools in preparing young men for a vocation. The development of the public high school in the early nineteenth century assured English a permanent, though minor, place in secondary education. From then until the twentieth century the subject began to florish, until by the early 1900s it became the primary field of secondary education, and the National Council of Teachers of English was formed. The 1930s was a period of curriculum experimentation in English as goals became more experienced and socially oriented. This period was followed by the emergence of the language arts movement after World War II. (Author/RB)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 74-12,247, MF $4.00, Xerography $10.00)
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