ERIC Number: ED450387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary School Practices: NCTE Guidelines & Position Statements.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
An update on current research and best practices in language learning, this brochure is intended for parents, business persons, teachers, school administrators, legislators, and others interested in elementary school programs and practices. It notes that important changes in the understanding of language learning have occurred due to extensive research in the past few decades, and that as a consequence, ideas about how to best teach children have changed as well. The brochure explains these new ideas, many of which may be different from those its readers remember, with the hope that the brochure will help its readers better understand and recognize ways in which elementary teachers are incorporating these new ideas in their classroom practice. It considers nine new interrelated ideas about the kinds of experiences that foster children's language learning, and describes what they might look like in the classroom. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncte.org/positions/elem.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.