ERIC Number: ED436764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Defining and Defending Instructional Methods.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Pointing out that increasing questions about and attacks on various methods used in teaching English language arts led to a 1994 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Resolution on the right to teach (reaffirmed in 1996) calling for the identification, definition, and defense of methods most often attacked, this brochure is the result of an NCTE committee's work to implement the resolution. The brochure begins with a position statement and then lists 11 strategies for heading off objections to the use of various methodologies and ways of responding when objections come. It is then divided into the following sections: The Teaching and Learning of Written Expression; The Teaching and Learning of Oral Expression; The Teaching and Learning of Reading; The Teaching and Learning of Literature; The Teaching of Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics, and Usage; The Teaching and Learning of Nonprint Media; and Collaborative/Cooperative Learning in the English Language Arts Program. Each section consists of a brief description of the area of controversy; a list of specific objections; responses to those objections; a summary; and a "Suggested Readings" list. (NKA)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Guidelines, Public Schools, Teacher Rights, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (free). Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.