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ERIC Number: ED191049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Philosophy and Characteristics of the Secondary English Elective Curriculum.
Christenbury, Leila
As the secondary school English elective curriculum developed in the 1960s and 1970s, it adhered to four major philosophical beliefs: the importance of student and teacher interest, the necessity for change and variety, the rejection of the core curriculum, and a dedication to relevance. These tenets determined the following characteristics relating to the curriculum's content or structure: (1) student choice, a characteristic indigenous to all elective programs; (2) teacher creation of courses; (3) nongrading; (4) phasing to indicate level of difficulty; (5) longevity of courses; (6) literature emphasis; (7) short elective courses; (8) variety of teachers and students; (9) college model; (10) varied materials; (11) no sequencing; (12) no curricular requirements; and (13) innovative courses. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference and the Conference on English Education (Omaha, NE, March 27-29, 1980).