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The Exploring Word: Creative Disciplines in the Education of Teachers of English


by Shelly Halpern 1968

When I taught high school, I believed that one of the best things about teaching English was the chance it gave to really know my students. Certainly not all of them, but the mask came off at least a few of the students each semester-the rough hard shell cracked open enough so that I could see the kernel within. I think it was the flexibility of the English curriculum that permitted this. Of course, I had one eye on the syllabus lurking in the background, and on the readings and skills to be "covered during the semester. But there was the opportunity to encourage the students to show more of their private selves than there might be in, say, a discussion of the French and Indian Wars, or a study of the circulatory system. Early in the term, so that I might know what writing skills they came to me... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 8, 1968, p. 806-806
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2076, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:16:02 PM

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