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Current Issues in the Teaching of English [microform] : Report on a Questionnaire Study; English Curricula in Australia
Bib ID 5250076
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1973 
91 p. 
Summary

The first two papers in this volume discusses the results of questionnaires intended for primary and secondary teachers to elicit information on current issues in the teaching of English in Australia. It was learned that secondary teachers reached consensus only on the very broadest levels. They all agreed that literature, communication, and expression should not be treated as separate studies; that reading and literature continue to be relevant; that the curricula must consider individual differences; and that some provision should be made for informal discussion in the classroom. Division of opinion occurred in discussing how goals were to be achieved and priorities ordered. Primary teachers gave wide support to the preeminence of oral language, creative writing, and teacher autonomy. On other issues, however, there were differences of opinion. The second paper examines current curricula and teaching practices in the Australian states (Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia) and is organized under the following headings for each state: introduction, aims and objectives, structure and orientation of courses, current approaches and materials, current methods of assessment, and summary. (HOD)

Notes

ERIC Note: Published for the Australian National Commission for UNESCO by the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Education.

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 Curriculum Design.  |  Curriculum Evaluation.  |  Curriculum Research.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Elementary Education.  |  English Curriculum.  |  English Instruction.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teaching Methods.
Other authors/contributors Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn
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