ERIC Number: ED369083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Trends and Issues in English Instruction, 1993--Six Summaries. Summaries of Informal Annual Discussions of the Commissions of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Suhor, Charles, Comp.
Information on current trends and issues informally discussed and then delineated by the directors of six National Council of Teachers of English commissions, is presented in this 10th annual report. The commissions and their directors are: (1) Commission on Language (Vivian Davis); (2) Commission on Composition (Marilyn Cooper); (3) Commission on Literature (Reginald Martin); (4) Commission on Reading (Patrick Shannon); (5) Commission on Media (Carole Cox); and (6) Commission on Curriculum (Richard Adler). Some of the subjects discussed in the report include: the reemergence of attention to language as a foundation for curriculum and instruction; the necessity for critical evaluation of how language arts texts portray the nature of language and language variation; support for writing across the curriculum; excessive teaching loads of two-year college instructors; concern about the development of national standards and testing; what should be included and excluded in multicultural literature programs; the continuing debate about assessment; inclusion of media literacy in teacher education programs; the pedagogical implications of multimedia; more extensive involvement of teachers in ongoing curriculum development; the changing role of talk in the classroom; and the need for literature instruction at all levels centering on personal and aesthetic responses rather then answering factual questions and/or teaching isolated skills. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.