ERIC Number: ED102543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Work of Global Status: A New Reading Curriculum in English.
Robertson, R. T.
The English language is now used by a quarter of the world's population and is both spoken and written in many parts of the world. Yet the reading curriculum in our schools usually represents only the history of English writing in Britain and America. This paper stresses the need to expand the content of the school reading curriculum to include English writing from other parts of the world, reflecting the nature and present global status of writing English. The complete reading curriculum should contain four kinds of literature: British, American, world in translation, and new world in English. In addition to studying this literature, students should also examine the varying cultures and peoples that produce it. (TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (7th, Saskatchewan, August 19-23, 1974)