ERIC Number: ED220850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Integration + Implementation + Instruction = Improved Writing Skills.
Cappuccilli, Phyllis J.
A program for the 1982-83 year at Rensselaer Central High School (Indiana) includes procedures for integrating college needs and expectations with those of high school, establishing an inservice program for involving teachers in an "across-the-curriculum" writing program, and proposing a course of study for the school's college preparatory program. The current curriculum guide for the college preparatory program will be modified to include criteria for the selection of works of literature and new composition and vocabulary skills exercises. Guest lectures and field trips to nearby colleges are also proposed for part of the program. A questionnaire will be used to determine the common concerns of high schools and colleges. Given to participants at an NEH summer institute, it revealed a wide range of opinions and differences between high school and college teachers, though both groups agreed that rewriting skills should be an area of greater concern. Inclusion of student responses in the future will increase the questionnaire's validity. An inservice program will be used to confront the problems of parent/teacher/administrator involvement and to encourage all concerned, including students, to participate in an across-the-curriculum writing program. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).