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ERIC Number: ED016673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-31
Pages: 261
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH IN EVERY CLASSROOM. FINAL REPORT.
FADER, DANIEL N.; MCNEIL, ELTON B.
THE "ENGLISH IN EVERY CLASSROOM" PROGRAM IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH MOTIVATING "GENERAL" STUDENTS, FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH JUNIOR COLLEGE, TO FEEL THE PLEASURES OF AND NECESSITY FOR READING AND WRITING. TO REINFORCE THEIR LITERACY, STUDENTS ARE SATURATED WITH APPROPRIATE, ATTRACTIVE PAPERBACK BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, AND MAGAZINES. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, COORDINATED BY ENGLISH TEACHERS THROUGHOUT ALL SCHOOL COURSES, REQUIRE NUMEROUS BRIEF PAPERS AND PRIVATE JOURNAL ENTRIES, JUDGED WEEKLY ON THE SOLE BASIS OF QUANTITY. AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM WAS TESTED AND COMPARED WITH A CONTROL GROUP AT THE BEGINNING AND CONCLUSION OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR INTELLECTUAL PERFORMANCE, TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENTS ATTITUDES, PERSONALITY, AND PERFORMANCE, AND STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL, LITERACY, AND THEMSELVES. FINDINGS CONFIRMED THAT THE PROGRAM PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN VERBAL PROFICIENCY AND LESSENED EDUCATIONAL ANXIETIES IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. (APPENDICES INCLUDE--(1) DIAGNOSTIC TESTS USED IN THE EXPERIMENT AND TABLES COMPARING THE EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS' PERFORMANCES AND ATTITUDES, (2) DETAILED STUDY GUIDES ON "WEST SIDE STORY" AND "THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK," CONTAINING INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS, SAMPLE DAILY LESSON PLANS, DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, TESTS, ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES, AND READING LISTS, AND (3) A LIST OF 1000 "LESS-THAN-A-DOLLAR" PAPERBACK BOOKS.) SEE ED 010 424 FOR A RELATED REPORT. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Coll. of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
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