ERIC Number: ED034753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Anthological Project: Newspaper, 1st April, 1984.
CITE Newsletter (Centre for Information on the Teaching of English), v2 n2 p13-15 Jan 1969
The conventional textbook approach to English, at Saint Augustine's Secondary School in Glasgow, was replaced with an anthological project--a class newspaper. To prevent plagiarism and to stimulate creative thought, students were asked to use April 1, 1984, as the publication date. Initially, the class was divided into six groups to represent the various sections of a newspaper; later, this formal organization was relaxed to permit more individualized work. In addition to his normal reporting duties, a staff member was required to review a TV show, a film, or a book every 2 weeks. The teacher, with the writer in attendance, generally scrutinized every fifth exercise, and samples of good and bad writing were regularly duplicated and evaluated in class. (A brief outline of another anthological project, "Romance-Wedding," is appended.) (MP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on the Teaching of English, Edinburgh (Scotland).