ERIC Number: EJ636865
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
I'm Not a Communist, a Liberal, or a Whole Language Teacher (and I Don't Beat My Wife).
Talking Points, v10 n2 p14-16 Apr-May 1999
Discusses the label of "whole language teacher" and expresses that the author's concern about being named one is based on his sense that names matter; he worries about who is doing the naming and for what purpose. Concludes that whole language is needed as a way of creating community to support all those language teachers who "teach against the grain." (SG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Labeling (of Persons), Reading Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Whole Language Approach
Published twice a year by the Whole Language Umbrella of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A