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ERIC Number: ED103861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 6
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The Students' Right to Their Own Language--Or the Students' Right to Language Itself: A Challenge.
Vandover, Mary Louise
This paper argues that many English teachers are not prepared to be language teachers and are unwilling and unready to shift their educational focus from literature to language, a shift which is necessary in light of students' needs today. Numerous suggestions are made for improving language courses: design courses that offer a strong background in the nature of language as well as in aspects of traditional language tools; design courses which teach the appropriateness of language in given situations and with given audiences; continue to teach the history of American English; teach logic and organization in language; educate or reeducate teachers in the nature of language; and continue to teach poetry, drama, fiction, media, and courses in literary heritage in the context of the artistic use of language. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, Missouri, March 13-15, 1975)