ERIC Number: ED041897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of Instructional Packets Designed to Improve the Communicative Skills of Tenth Grade Students in Vocational-Technical Schools, and Communicative Skills Instructional Packets: Orientation, Reading, and Language. Final Report.
An experimental program of teaching modules or packets--Orientation, Reading, and Language--was designed to improve the communicative skills of 10th graders in vocational-technical schools. The modules consisted of "Student Exercises" requiring student involvement and thinking and a "Teacher's Manual" with ideas for presenting the materials in a relaxed classroom situation where the student develops self-confidence by independently working on his problems. Use of the modules produced beneficial results in student attitudes and abilities in language usage and independent study. The units were intended to be used in sequence but can be used alone as a sampling of their titles indicates: (1) Becoming a Good Student; (2) Practicing Parliamentary Procedure; (3) Improving Attitudes; (4) Looking Toward a Career; (5) Reading the Newspaper; (6) Improving Reading Techniques; (7) Language Study; and (8) Writing an Autobiography. (An approximately-140-page description of the experimental program--the three instructional modules--comprises the major part of this report. ) (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Audiovisual Aids, Career Choice, Classroom Environment, Communication Skills, Curriculum Guides, English Curriculum, Grade 10, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Language Usage, Permissive Environment, Reading Skills, Research Skills, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Vocational High Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Little Rock School District, AR.