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ERIC Number: ED103840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 65
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Reference Count: 0
English Learning Environments.
Walen, Harry L.
The kinds of spaces needed to house the learning activities of today's school English program are discussed in this paper. The following spaces are recommended in the planning of new buildings or in the remodeling of existing buildings: (1) a space capable of seating several hundred persons for viewing plays and films and for large-group demonstrations; (2) a space where a teacher can meet with a group of 20 or 25 students for discussion and teaching activities; (3) a space for smaller large-group activities, one suited to joining two to four "class" groups for a presentation or demonstration; (4) a space for conference work between a teacher and one to three students; and (5) solitary work areas where an individual can use a microfiche reader, a record player or tape machine, a film projector, or film strip or slide viewer. The specialized kinds of equipment needed for each of these spaces are also discussed. Selected examples of facilities and programs now in use in a number of schools are presented. A lengthy discussion of the recommended English learning environment concludes the monograph. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Prepared for the National Council of Teachers of English Committee on English Learning Environments, James T. Lape, Chairman; Photographs will have marginal reproducibility