ERIC Number: ED380814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Trends and Issues in English Instruction, 1995--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 12th annual report. The commissions and their directors are: (1) Commission on Curriculum (Dorothy King); (2) Commission on Composition (Christine Kline); (3) Commission on Language (Roseann Gonzalez); (4) Commission on Literature (Reginald Martin); (5) Commission on Reading (Diane Stephens); and (6) Commission on Media (Carole Cox). Some of the subjects discussed in the report include: the positive trends of teachers using information gained from research and teachers becoming more extensively involved in curriculum development; the continued subordination of writing to literature in secondary schools and colleges and of writing to reading in the elementary schools; the assessment of writing; the need for social justice and equity at all educational levels; the need to bring teachers from diverse cultures into the classroom; excerpting, condensing, "packaging," interactive software, collaborative learning, literature study, and storytelling as they relate to literature; how reading is perceived; the division of the field of reading into "elementary,""middle school," and "secondary"; the trend toward recognition of media as an important area of study at the national level; censorship of non-print media; and copyright law and issues of intellectual copyright. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.