Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Topics: Ideas in English Journal, April 1974.

10-Second Review: Open classrooms. Peer Tutoring. Media. Future.

Open Classrooms. “Opening the Classroom in the United States.” S Drifton and M Huuse, 75-76. Discussion of open classrooms and their various meanings: physical space; abandoning curriculum barriers (multi-disciplinary teaching); openness between student and teacher. Purpose of open classrooms? To make classrooms more democratic?

Peer Tutoring. “Peer Tutoring in New York City High Schools.” John J Hassett, 77-78. Peer tutoring centers in New York City: 78 centers in 58 high schools.

Media. “Those New Media Courses Which Enhance Student Creativity.” Thomas G. Reid, 78-79. The purpose of courses in the media is to enhance student creativity.

Future. “Tomorrow’s Curriculum Today.” BB Franks and MK Howard, 80-82. Studying likely trends in the future, a trend stimulated by Toffler’s Future Shock.

The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.

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