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ERIC Number: ED114856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 205
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Concerns and Issues in the Professional Education of English Teachers, 1963-1973.
Farmer, Majorie Nichols
The purpose of this study was to identify major trends in the professional education of English teachers in the decade 1963-1973 as set forth in the records and publications of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on English Education, and to consider their implications for future directions in English teacher education. The dominant trend observed in the general of English was steady broadening of the curriculum from the academic trivium of language, literature, and composition, to the pedagogical quadrivium of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and finally toward the humanistic concept of comprehensive communication competencies. A parallel trend was the enlargement of the English teacher's role from academic instructor to generalist communicator. The English educator's role expanded concomitantly, from methods instructor and student teaching supervisor to interdisciplinary scholar and synthesizer of a complex of resources and services for the education of the English teacher. These trends can be summarized as a movement from a predominantly academic-elitist view of the domain of English and its teacher education in 1963, to a predominantly pluralistic view in 1973. (Author/LL)
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