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ERIC Number: ED016664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-30
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROGRAM TO EXTEND CURRICULM MATERIALS IN ENGLISH FOR THE ABLE TO A WIDER STUDENT GROUP. FINAL REPORT.
SLACK, ROBERT C.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE (1) IF A TEACHER GIVEN NO SPECIAL TRAINING IN THE EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS OF THE CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER AT CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COULD ADEQUATELY TEACH ITS MATERIALS AND (2) IF THESE MATERIALS (DESIGNED FOR USE WITH EXCEPTIONALLY INTELLIGENT STUDENTS) COULD, WITH SOME MODIFICATION, BE TAUGHT EFFECTIVELY TO AVERAGE STUDENTS. FOR TWO ACADEMIC YEARS, SIX CLASSES OF AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12 WERE TAUGHT THE CARNEGIE CENTER'S ENGLISH CURRICULUM BY TEACHERS WHO WERE GIVEN ONLY THE MATERIALS FOR THE COURSES, WITHOUT FURTHER INSTRUCTION. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE MATERIALS CAN BE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WITHOUT PREVIOUS SPECIAL TRAINING, AND THAT, WITH MODIFICATIONS, THE PROGRAM IS MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION WITH STUDENTS OF AVERAGE ABILITY. HOWEVER, TEACHERS RECOMMENDED THE FOLLOWING MAJOR MODIFICATIONS IN THE PROGRAM FOR USE WITH AVERAGE STUDENTS--(1) THAT THE QUANTITY OF READING BE REDUCED, (2) THAT THE RECOMMENDED INDUCTIVE TEACHING METHOD BE VARIED BY USING SEVERAL OTHER PROCEDURES, (3) THAT THE QUANTITY OF AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS BE SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED, (4) THAT STUDENTS BE GIVEN MORE TRAINING IN COMPOSITION, (5) THAT STUDENTS NOT BE GRADED ANY MORE STRINGENTLY THAN THEY OTHERWISE WOULD BE, AND (6) THAT THE WHOLE THREE-YEAR PROGRAM BE USED RATHER THAN ANY SINGLE YEAR OF IT. (THE TEXTS OF THE REPORTS OF THE SIX PARTICIPATING TEACHERS ARE APPENDED.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Carnegie Foundation; Project English