ERIC Number: ED428396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Trends and Issues in English Instruction, 1999--Six Summaries. Summaries of Informal Annual Discussions of the Commissions of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Allender, Dale, Comp.
This 16th annual report presents information on current trends and issues informally discussed by the directors of six National Council of Teachers of English commissions. Issues discussed included the following: (1) Commission on Composition (Rick Gerhardt, director): the role of writing in literacy; computers and writing instruction; interactions of race, class, language, and learning; large-scale writing assessment; limited preparation to teach writing; excessive teacher workload; teaching grammar; writing across the curriculum; (2) Commission on Curriculum (Kathleen Rowland): curriculum reduction; teacher support; high-stakes assessment; the canon; and technology; (3) Commission on Language (Judith Wells Lindfors): career changers becoming teachers; trends mandating specific teaching methodology; the role of research in relation to classroom practices in English/Language Arts; supporting students' right to their own language; and language awareness study; (4) Commission on Literature (Michael Moore): critical literacy and multicultural literature; (5) Commission on Reading (Mary H. Maguire): support for public schooling; professional development of teachers; and the need for informed discussion about reading, theory, research, and practice; and (6) Commission on Media (Lawrence B. Fuller) discussed non print media (including issues of unequal access to technology, and media literacy); copyright issues; censorship; and media and visual literacy. (SR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Language Arts, Literature Appreciation, Mass Media Role, Politics of Education, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.