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ERIC Number: ED084521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 406
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Pre-Writing Speech and Experiential Constructs in the Teaching of English Composition.
Waterhouse, John
This research examines a single transcript of speech performance tape-recorded in a junior college English class. Assignment to this class had been made on the basis of test scores which indicated that all students in this class would require a minimum of two semesters of remedial work to achieve the language skills required of entering college freshmen. On the day the tape recording was made the teacher presented to the class a role-playing situation (RPS). The RPS construct was developed recursively, that is, the two-role situation was played out, then replayed with different performers who borrowed from previous plays and initiated new features of performance as the set of plays developed. The teacher's objectives in presenting the RPS construct were to use the tape-recorded performance data to show students the range of linguistic options available in a communicative situation, use the data to show students the range of their present performance capability, and use the data as an entry into reading and into written composition. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley