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ERIC Number: ED257058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching: Art and Science.
Boomer, Garth
The various roles that a teacher enacts are examined from four perspectives in this paper. Part one: "The Curriculum Text" presents a series of observations of classroom activity, and part two: "A Student Perspective" includes a collection of interviews with students who had been previously observed. The teacher's tape-recorded thoughts are explained in part three: "Inside the Teacher's Mind," while part four: "The Science and the Art" discusses ten identifiable aspects of a teacher's repertoire: (1) indweller/imaginer/psychologist; (2) experimenter/theoretician/scientist; (3) technician/designer; (4) knower/believer; (5) controller/shaper/sculptor; (6) coach/demonstrator/teacher; (7) metaphysicist/illuminator/commentator; (8) politician/battler; (9) provider/servant; and (10) connoisseur/reflector/critic. The paper concludes that the teacher is an artist whose art is to deploy the previously mentioned roles. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (74th, Detroit, MI, November 16-21, 1984).