ERIC Number: ED185567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Philosophy of Teaching Composition through a Cross-Cultural Approach to Interdisciplinary Humanities.
A redesigned college composition/humanities program that has as its primary goal the raising of the self-esteem of a predominately black student body is described in this paper. First discussed are the deficiencies of an earlier program, traditional freshman composition followed by sophomore humanities, that centered around the cultural achievements of white Europeans. The new program is presented as implementing a thematic textbook designed specifically for the course, remedial skill-building exercises using programed material, patterned essay writing based on personal experience, and the student-centered or dramaturgical methods of Kenneth Macrorie and James Moffett, all within the context of the study of African, Oriental, and Western humanities. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).