ERIC Number: ED040151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
English Composition Development Program.
State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
The State University College at Oswego, N.Y., has developed a multi-media English composition program designed to increase the effectiveness of the teaching of English in colleges and secondary schools, and to provide instructional, clinical, and practical experience for prospective English teachers and liberal arts English majors, while developing the writing skills of college students. The program was initiated in September 1968 with tentative selections of commercial materials and the preparation of locally produced materials. By February 1969 a pilot run-through was possible and in the spring semester weekly evaluation meetings were held and student teachers had direct supervisory support and evaluation in using the new techniques. Themes were written, then recorded on tape with both versions being submitted to the instructor, who marked grammatical and punctuation errors on the paper and recorded comments on more abstract matters on the tape. Pre-recorded 20-minute lectures dealt with subjects such as organizational patterns, sentence variety, paragraph arrangement, etc. Representative student papers were recorded on television to serve as a library/clinic for students. An attempt was also made to enable students to translate from pictorial-oral to verbal-aural literacy by the use of slide transparencies on three-screen projection synchronized to sound. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
Note: 1970 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry