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ERIC Number: ED120742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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Educational Linguistics.
Costanzo, Frances S.
Conventional English education and language arts departments on the college level have failed to answer the need for elementary and secondary teachers competent in both educational methods and linguistic theory. An interdisciplinary "educational linguist" could bridge the schism between areas, avoid duplication of services, serve as a more effective social change agent, and devleop training programs on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Joint efforts between English, linguistics, and education departments should produce a "core curriculum" on the undergraduate level encompassing theoretical linguistics, educational theory, and practical teaching experience. Similarly, advanced coursework and graduate programs which consolidate research skills and more specialized formal study should be augmented by a teaching internship period, and research strategies should be developed to answer basic questions concerning the structure and effectiveness of language instruction programs. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (65th, San Diego, November, 1975)