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Ruminations on Conditions Essential to Secondary English Curricula [microform] / Edmund J. Farrell
Bib ID 5408136
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Farrell, Edmund J
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
11 p. 
Summary

There are four conditions essential to developing and maintaining sound English curricula in the secondary schools. The first condition is that society hold public school education in sufficient respect that education can attract teaching candidates who are emotionally mature and committed to high intellectual and technical standards. More than just high salaries, this means a high public regard for the purpose and judgment of the profession. The second condition is a long overdue alteration of the prevailing model of public school education, a model that was derived from industry at the turn of the century and one that is increasingly obsolete in a society far more reliant on information processing than on the linear production of goods. The third condition is that teachers must have adequate instructional materials. This includes many books and magazines (censorship not withstanding), audio and visual equipment, and computer terminals. And the fourth condition is that the skills and content of English must logically cohere and be intelligently related to the processes of speaking, writing, reading, listening, and viewing. Literature and rhetoric must be intrinsically related to each other and to their overriding and generative source, language. (HTH)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (71st, Boston, MA, November 20-25, 1981).

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Needs.  |  Educational Trends.  |  English Curriculum.  |  English Instruction.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Public Opinion.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Teaching Conditions.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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