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ERIC Number: ED126519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Teaching as Intervention: Saving the English Curriculum in a Time of Reckoning.
Favat, F. Andre
Although English teachers have been blamed for the decreasing verbal ability of the nation's children, recent declines may be more accurately attributed to the general instructional climate of the day. The post-Sputnik era viewed education as a function of active intervention, where the teacher assumed a dominant role in shaping the students' experiences. More recent trends view teaching as nonintervention, where the teacher provides a neutral environment in which the students' latent abilities can flourish. English instructors must realize that both positions significantly affect student response. Teachers must accept the responsibility for developing cognitive and affective skills through curriculum planning and direct instruction. While interaction in group experiences remains a worthy teaching technique, the creation of opportunities for individual study is equally important. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (Boston, Massachusetts, April 1976)