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ERIC Number: ED357344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 16
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Writing the Resolution: An Institutional History.
Lloyd-Jones, Richard
This paper recalls the issues that led in the late 1960s to the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) resolution and statement on the Students' Right to Their Own Language. The paper describes some of the main events in the production of the resolution, and then discusses the response to the resolution of the National Council of Teachers of English, parents, and collegiate faculty members. The paper notes that the resolution anticipates the problems of world tribalism illustrated in Middle Europe and the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The paper suggests two major moves as the language resolution is reinterpreted to fit the situations of the 21st century: (1) educators should do more to teach young people what language is and how it really works; and (2) educators should emphasize not merely how language defines or reports experience, but how it mediates among people. The draft resolution of March 13, 1972, submitted to CCCC Executive Committee in Boston is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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