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ERIC Number: ED040183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 306
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The Teaching of Written Composition in Representative Public High Schools Accredited by the North Central Association.
Maertens, Ronald Edward
This study describes written composition teaching practices in 297 North Central Association (NCA) accredited public high schools in comparison with practices reported by other English curriculum studies and those supported by experimental research and recommended by specialists. Among the results were that (1) English teachers favor frequent and varied writing assignments; (2) the objective of written composition is to train students to communicate unified ideas in a disciplined style; (3) more than in the past, teachers are promoting independent study and integrating writing with other English activities; (4) teachers most often employ discussion, question-answer, and lecture teaching methods; (5) the dictionary, thesaurus, and language handbook are the most frequently used printed materials; (6) the variety and utilization of audiovisual materials reflect their acceptance as teaching aids; (7) most NCA teachers evaluate according to research-recommended criteria; (8) current NCA teachers have more experience, college preparation, and English preparation than their predecessors; (9) the percentage of time spent on written composition has greatly increased; (10) teachers in larger schools were better prepared and more experienced than those in the smaller schools. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa