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ERIC Number: ED175016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 28
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Project English (1961-1968): Conception--Birth--LIfe--Death--and Who Cared?
Donlan, Dan
Project English--a federally-funded research and development project in English education--existed from 1961 to 1968. Conceived in a frantic era of educational reform, Project English was designed to focus on research. Following an initial planning conference, the first curriculum study centers were funded, and areas of research were suggested. Among the types of activities funded by the project were study centers to develop and field-test sequential curricula, demonstration centers, centers for teacher preparation, and small contract research projects. The materials prepared at the four most productive study centers (at Carnegie-Mellon, Hunter College, and the Universities of Nebraska and Oregon) attempted to define English, to deal with extended sequences of instruction, and to model inductive teaching. The death of Project English was due to attacks from within the profession, the lack of credibility of the educational system in the late 1960s, and the fact that its efforts were largely unknown to English teachers. However, Project English was of value not only to its participants, but to classroom teachers and students of curriculum and educational history. Not only did it make available innovative methods and materials, but its existence posed basic questions about the nature of knowledge and learning. (GT)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Language: English
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