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ERIC Number: ED045662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 106
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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)
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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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.