Kształcenie językowe w szkole średniej w świetle realizacji dotychczasowego i założeń nowego programu języka polskiego
Language teaching in secondary schools in the present syllabus and in the new syllabus for the Polish Language
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The author points out that the present syllabus fot the teaching of Polish underestimates the importance of, and, consequently, does not »rant proper place to, various aspects of language and linguistics. It results from the fact that the major part of the teaching program is the history of literature. The pupils’ grades are based mainly on their knowledge of the history of literature. Similarly, the teacher is graded on the basis of how far he is with the history of literature part of the program. The new syllabus assigns the proper rank and place to the teaching about the language. It is different from the old syllabus in both the selection and the arrangement of the subject matter. The new material includes the notion of linguistic communication, selected aspects of sociolinguistics (the relation between language and social life), etc. The new syllabus stresses the requirement that its three main components - linguistic knowledge, the history of literature, and practice in speaking and writing should be strictly connected. More attention than so far will be paid especially to the practice in speaking and writing.
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