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ERIC Number: ED018414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT IN ENGLISH AT HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
WHITE, CHRISTINE M.
INNOVATION ENGLISH AT HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, IS A MODIFIED FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BOTH TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND TO SHARE THEIR REACTIONS AND IDEAS WITH OTHERS. EACH OF THE APPROXIMATELY 400 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM ATTENDS ONE LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL SESSION (FREQUENTLY TAUGHT BY A TEAM), TWO SEMINAR DISCUSSIONS WITH A TEACHER AND 10 OTHER STUDENTS, AND TWO INDEPENDENT STUDY PERIODS EACH WEEK. DURING THE LATTER PERIODS, HE MAY STUDY INDEPENDENTLY, USE THE LIBRARY, VIEW A FILM STRIP, CONFER WITH A TEACHER TO WORK OUT AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN OF STUDY, OR TAKE AN EXAMINATION. PROGRESS IS FACILITATED BY THE USE OF STUDENT "WORK PACKAGES" WHICH EXPLAIN A UNIT'S PURPOSE AND PROVIDE AN OUTLINE AND EXPLANATION OF ACTIVITIES TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT. FREEDOM IS GIVEN TO TEACHERS TO CREATE AND STRUCTURE THEIR OWN COURSES, AND TO STUDENTS TO PURSUE THEIR INDEPENDENT STUDY, RESEARCH, AND CREATIVE PROJECTS. IN ADDITION TO TRADITIONAL COURSES, THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES (1) AN AMERICAN STUDIES COURSE WHICH EXAMINES THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LITERATURE, HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, AND LITERARY CRITICISM, (2) A CREATIVE WRITING COURSE, AND (3) A POETRY COURSE IN WHICH POETIC TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES ARE STUDIED. AN ADDITIONAL PROGRAM OUTSIDE INNOVATION ENGLISH IS A TENTH-GRADE INDIVIDUALIZED READING PROJECT, THE LADUE EXPERIMENTAL ENGLISH PROGRAM. INCLUDED IS A SMAPLE WORK PACKAGE ON "MACBETH." (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO.
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