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Linguistics as a Required Subject in College and in High School
An English Service System

Group Collaboration: An Experiment in Playwriting at Beloit
The Round Table

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No. 1

Charles Robert Gaston I

J. Frank Dobie 8
Leon Mones 16

Ella Heaton Pope 28

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What Do You Make of This? To the Editor. Examination Papers. Dramatization of The Lady of the Lake.

The Army as a Humanizing Agency. Editorial

News and Notes


Book Notices

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The principal of one of our successful normal colleges means two things when he speaks of the socialization of the English work. He means the socializing of the content of the work in composition, grammar, and literature and the socializing of the procedure in the classroom. He means (1) the fitting of the subject-matter of the English work closely into the present-day thoughts and lives of the students—the relating of the English work closely to the community life, and (2) the conduct of the recitation largely by the students themselves, with the teacher as guide-the conduct of the recitation by a pupil as a member of an active social group.

It would be folly to substitute devices for a principle or paraphernalia for an attitude, but it may not be futile to glance at certain simple illustrations of social activities in classroom procedure. Of course these are given only as illustrations. Progressive schools of the country, north, west, east, and south, can offer other kinds of illustrations of classroom social activities.

As part of the student activity of the classroom, it is common for teachers to have a secretary's report of the preceding meeting read as the first number on the program at each meeting. The following report may give a partial idea of the range of student activity.

In the report, the purpose of the instructor to get the students roused to personal activity while he remains in the background as

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