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ERIC Number: ED101350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 19
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Secondary School English: Objectives and Programs; Response to NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification) Standards for State Approval of Teacher Education Section 3.4, Standard II.
McCarthy, J. M.
Despite the proliferation of subject matters in the English curriculum, formal education continues to concede a priority to literature and the linguistic arts. In the past, the English curriculum has been shaped largely by essentialistic forces with an emphasis on skills. This position has been challenged by a strong existential trend in the last decade. In designing an effective secondary English program, it is important to have clear objectives that allow students to achieve their own self-realizations. Humanistic methods of instruction which emphasize the building of intellectual power by production of demonstrable skills are necessary. (A strategy for implementing unit teaching, combining team teaching in an open classroom with individualized instruction, is explicated and recommended by the author.) (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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