The dictionary as an English language teaching resource within the reorganized high school program

Goulart, Kenneth F. (1983) The dictionary as an English language teaching resource within the reorganized high school program. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Traditionally, the dictionary in the classroom has been too often the arbiter of "correct" spellings and "correct" meaning for students. The perception, however, of the dictionary should be that of a depository of current language usage. This teaching module has as its major premise the belief that dictionary study, and its complement, vocabulary development, should provide the student with a dynamic reflection of the energy of our English language. -- As it is the responsibility of the teacher to provide his students with a word consciousness, the provincial curriculum should reflect a such a desired outcome. Though there are teaching modules on the dictionary focusing on American English usage, there has been very little developed concentrating on Canadian English usage, and more specifically on the uniqueness of our own Newfoundland English. Emphasis is placed in the module on the teacher as a facilitator of learning, not merely as a dispenser of information.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7905
Item ID: 7905
Additional Information: Bibliographies: leaves 154-168.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1983
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: English language--Dictionaries; English language--Study and teaching (Secondary)

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