ERIC Number: ED045635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
La Mancha Plus Two--1970: Proceedings of the Annual Model Secondary School Conference (3rd, University of Vermont, April 24-25, 1970).
Manchel, Frank, Ed.; Clark, Virginia, Ed.
Ten papers assess 3 years of the La Mancha Project whose basic objectives are to devise methods and materials to help students write more effectively, to coordinate the students' writing experiences in English with their other academic classes and life outside school, to provide an in-service training program for secondary school teachers on the teaching of writing, and to change the focus of classroom instruction from recall and memorization to imagination and creativity. Included are (1) "Only Learners Have Any Right to be Teachers;" (2) "After Three Years;" (3) "The Tenth Grade Experiment;" (4) "The Ninth Grade and Media;" (5) "The Scoring of Papers--La Mancha Sophomores;" (6) "History and La Mancha;" (7) "Language and the La Mancha Teacher: Initial Survey"--with four tables of findings; (8) "A Different Drummer: Writing in a Nongraded Elective English Program"--plus a list of course offerings; (9) "La Mancha and the Humanities;" and (10) "More Windmills"--a commentary by Frank Manchel, the director of the Project. Lists of directors and the 12 participating Vermont schools are provided. (See also TE 002 133.) (JMC)
Descriptors: Creativity, Elective Courses, English Instruction, Film Production, History Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Mass Media, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington.