ERIC Number: ED316097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
"Canterbury Tales" Institute.
Northern State University (South Dakota) held a 4-week institute on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" for high school English teachers from South Dakota and four neighboring states (North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska) in summer 1989. The institute provided an opportunity for high school teachers inadequately trained in this area to become more confident in teacher Chaucer, and revitalized the enthusiasm of teachers who have already taught Chaucer by suggesting new methods and acquainting them with important scholars in the field. An intensive program of daily discussion sessions on individual tales and daily lectures and workshops conducted by project directors or major guest speakers was conducted by two university professors who are Chaucer specialists and one highly experienced high school English teacher. Guest speakers included four of America's top Chaucerian scholars. Additional program outcomes will include a follow-up conference, a newsletter, and a book of participants' papers. The report contains the institute schedule, lists of readings, brief biographical notes of the staff, and a summary of activities. Evaluation by participants and an outside consultant indicated the program was very successful. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern State Univ., Aberdeen, SD.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.