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ERIC Number: EJ1120749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Mid-Atlantic Crossings: Some Texts That Emerged from Dartmouth
Sawyer, Wayne; Davies, Larissa McLean; Gannon, Susanne; Dowsett, Patricia
English in Australia, v51 n3 p40-51 2016
In the British "zone" of the English education world, which Australia largely inhabited throughout the 20th century, the key book that came out of Dartmouth was John Dixon's "Growth through English." Some in the British "zone" may not even be aware of the equivalent American book, Herbert Muller's "The Uses of English," and the authors suspect that the set of five monographs published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1968 that represented the various Study Groups of the Seminar are even less well-known. These latter were: (1) "Drama in the English Classroom" (Douglas Barnes, Ed.); (2) "Language and Language Learning" (Albert Marckwardt, Ed.); (3) "The Uses of Myth" (Paul Olson, Ed.); (4) "Response to Literature" (James Squire, Ed.); and (5) "Creativity in English" (Geoffrey Summerfield, Ed.). All of the monographs were sub-titled, "Papers Relating to the Anglo-American Seminar on the Teaching of English at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1966." Each monograph presents a series of papers from people in the relevant Study Group. In this article, the authors present a selection of these publications and view each through particular lenses that represent key issues in the teaching of English that were highlighted in the Seminar in general, in the Study Groups in particular, and which have continued to be central issues in the history and the historiography of the subject.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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