ERIC Number: ED193671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Developing an English Curriculum for the Eighties.
Glatthorn, Allan A.
Intended for use by those who have direct responsibility for providing leadership in the area of English, this monograph provides a process for improving the English curriculum in a way that is true to the intellectual and emotional needs of students while meeting society's expectations for a practical curriculum. The monograph begins with a retrospective examination of the teaching of English, follows with an analysis of present trends, and sets forth a process of incremental curriculum development. The remaining chapters provide a framework for a mastery curriculum that requires careful structuring. Topics discussed include (1) curriculum mapping, (2) building a content planning matrix, (3) evaluating and modifying the matrix, (4) developing the syncretic English curriculum, (5) providing for mandated competencies, (6) using research to improve the teaching of English, (7) developing the English notebook, (8) using separate objectives in integrated units, (9) building English mastery into interdisciplinary courses, (10) designing sound elective programs, and (11) writing mastery learning units. An epilogue contains a discussion of a curriculum of meaning. (HOD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elective Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Long Range Planning, Mastery Learning, Minimum Competencies
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 19220, $5.50 member, $6.50 non-member)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.