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Boyer, Ernest L.; Eisner, Elliot W. – Basic Education: Issues, Answers & Facts, 1987
The human species excel in the exquisite use of symbols. The sending and receiving of sophisticated messages sets humans apart from all other creatures on planet earth. The arts are one of mankind's most visual and most essential forms of language; and if children are not educated in the symbol system called the arts, they will lose not only their…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Education, Art Expression, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Matthews, Dorothy, Ed. – Illinois English Bulletin, 1984
Commemorating the end of George Orwell's year, 1984, the majority of articles in this journal issue are devoted to some aspect of language. The first article alerts teachers to the need for a critical examination of Orwell's underlying assumptions about language change in "Politics and the English Language." The next five articles deal…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Tucker, G. Richard – Focus, 1980
A comparison of the salient characteristics of Canadian and United States bilingual education programs suggests various settings where it would be desirable to introduce children to schooling in their home language. These settings include: (1) the various ethnic communities in the United States, (2) multilingual developing countries, (3) parts of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs