ERIC Number: ED173816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Language Development in the Spectator Role. Language in the Classroom: A Series. 8.
Robertson, J. D.
This pamphlet is the eighth in a series of ten stemming from the view that language is central to learning, that teachers can gain insights into their work and into learning by examining the language of the classroom, and that current language theory can be the means to such insights. The pamphlet contains a discussion of the uses of language in the spectator role. It discusses make-believe play and the reading of fairy tales, novels, drama, and poetry as examples of this role and contends that these activities can be a means of developing a child's imagination as a tool of self-discovery. Transcripts of children's play activities and selections from essays, children's books, and poems are used throughout. (FL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Expressive Language, Fiction, Imagination, Language Acquisition, Language Role, Language Usage, Literature, Preschool Education, Pretend Play, Self Actualization, Self Expression
Language in the Classroom Project, Room 706, EDCI, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ($1.00 per copy; set of 10, $9.00, enclose payment with order)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Faculty of Education.
Note: For related documents, see CS 204 957-966