ERIC Number: ED185592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Responding to the Basics Movement.
Davis, James E., Ed.; And Others
Focus: Teaching English Language Arts, v5 n3 Spr 1979
The 17 articles in this journal issue focus on a response to the basics movement. Specific topics covered in the articles include the following: a definition of literacy, the meaning of the basics, the back-to-the-basics movement from a historical-linguistic perspective, behavior modification and the teaching of English composition, developing practical literacy in college English, bringing learners and language together through literature, teaching real English in the vocational school, the basics for secretarial students, ways to help children develop language skills, teaching grammar, teaching process analysis, children's literature, midcareer management, the general public's attitude toward literacy, research support for the teaching of spelling, the basics of living, and using the power of comparison to teach the power of language. Continuing columns in the journal provide information about videotaping creative drama, book reports, and attitudes toward textbook selection in United States schools from 1840 to 1978. (FL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Arts, Language Skills, Literacy, Minimum Competencies, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Ohio Council of Teachers of English.
Note: The Southeastern Ohio Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.