TITLE

THE WORDS THEY KNOW

AUTHOR(S)
LaBrant, Lou
PUB. DATE
December 1944
SOURCE
Education Digest;Dec1944, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that in almost every language textbook and curriculum in English in the U.S. there appears a unit or two on vocabulary. Many teachers today base their arguments for teaching vocabulary on the relation its bears to intelligence, although if vocabulary were causal, we should expect to move low IQ pupils into a gifted group by vocabulary drills. Another reason given for teaching vocabulary is the fact that pupils often speak without grace or clarity and failing to make important distinctions.
ACCESSION #
18981583

 

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