ERIC Number: ED045662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Composition in the Elementary School: A Statement of Viewpoints and a Proposal.
Kittell, Jack E.
This report proposes that the entire basis of composition be reconsidered in terms of total communication--starting with culture (the total interaction of humans) and progressing to the recognition of writing as a symbol system valuable in expressing and ordering the self. Included in the report are discussions of (1) the relationship of written language to culture and communication; (2) types of learning in general, as well as specifically applied to communication and language learning; (3) purposes, objectives, and intentions of teaching composition at the elementary school level; (4) general organization--guidelines for and samples of implementation, and references useful in establishing a composition program; and (5) a proposed pattern for teacher education with extensive bibliographies and outlines for courses in extrinsic instruction (e.g., literature, psychology, and philosophy) and intrinsic instruction (e.g., a composition methods course.) (MF)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communication Skills, Cultural Context, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Learning Experience, Self Actualization, Self Expression, Symbolic Language, Teacher Education, Writing (Composition), Written Language
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 ($2.00). Make checks payable to Univ. of Nebraska
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.