ERIC Number: ED340019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-10
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English Education: The New Civil War.
Spiegel, Lisa A.
The breach between university and public school educators is wide, but can be bridged so that students are not deprived of effective English education. First, public school teachers should acknowledge that university educators are teachers as well, and university educators must tailor their pre-service and in-service classes to meet the needs of public school teachers. Second, public school educators need to recognize that research does indeed relate to teaching, must be willing to try some new and different things, and should pay attention to educational research--or do research. University educators need to make research more accessible and attractive to public school educators. Third, public school educators need to listen to what university educators have to say about English education with the same courtesy they expect from their own students and consider trying some of the suggestions in their classrooms. University educators want public school educators to feel welcome in their classrooms and presentations, and they need to work harder to make them feel welcome, but public school educators must first accept university educators as colleagues. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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