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ERIC Number: ED018442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 353
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENT IN TEACHING WRITING TO COLLEGE FRESHMEN (VOICE PROJECT).
HAWKES, JOHN
THIS EXPERIMENT WITH 100 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WAS CONDUCTED WITHIN THE REGULAR FRESHMAN ENGLISH PROGRAM AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY BY A GROUP OF TEACHERS WHO WERE THEMSELVES WRITERS, AND BY AN EQUAL NUMBER OF GRADUATE STUDENTS. THE AIMS OF THE EXPERIMENT WERE (1) TO TEACH WRITING, NOT THROUGH RHETORICAL TECHNIQUES, BUT THROUGH HELPING THE STUDENT DISCOVER AND DEVELOP HIS OWN WRITING "VOICE" AND A PERSONAL OR IDENTIFIABLE PROSE, WHETHER THE WRITING BE CREATIVE OR EXPOSITORY, (2) TO INVOLVE IN SUCH TEACHING NOVELISTS, POETS, PLAYWRIGHTS, ESSAYISTS, AND PERSONS IN DIVERSE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES, (3) TO WORK AT VARIOUS AGE LEVELS, THROUGH INVOLVING BOTH STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN EXPERIMENTS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, (4) TO WORK WITH STUDENTS FROM VARIOUS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS, AND (5) TO INVOLVE OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH VISITS, EXCHANGES, SEMINARS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS. THE MATERIALS IN THIS REPORT DOCUMENT WHAT WENT ON IN THE CLASSROOM, HOW THE STUDENTS TAUGHT IN LOCAL SCHOOLS, HOW STUDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE AND REVISE THEIR WORK--ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE USE OF THE TAPE RECORDERS--AND THE KIND OF TEACHING THAT A GROUP OF STUDENTS UNDERTOOK IN A SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ENTERING NEGRO STUDENTS AT THE COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO. FOUR PAPERS WRITTEN AT THE TUFTS SEMINAR TO INDICATE NEW EXPERIMENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION (1965) ARE INCLUDED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE FOUR APPENDIXES CONTAINING LISTS OF CONSULTANTS AND VOICE PROJECT PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS REPORTS ON THE VOICE PROJECT AT STANFORD AND IN THE LOCAL SCHOOLS. (AUTHOR/BN)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Stanford University CA