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ERIC Number: ED084558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 138
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Composition for Personal Growth: Program Design and Evaluation.
Hawley, Robert Coit
This thesis describes the design and evaluation of the "Composition for Personal Growth" program developed by Sidney B. Simon, Robert C. Hawley, and David D. Britton. In developing the program, the designers sought to remedy what they considered to be the four major faults of many traditional composition programs: lack of meaningful subject matter, lack of responsive audience, inescapable negative criticism, and an aura of perfection which is exemplified both by the adulation of the "masters" in teaching style and by the demand for complete polished essays to be presented as the weekly "theme." The program stresses three overlapping areas of personal growth as organizing principles for the program--identity, interpersonal relations, and values into action. The program was field-tested extensively during the fall of 1971 and the winter of 1972. The results of four different types of evaluation, the most important of which is the excerpted letters and comments of teachers using the program, are reported in this document. The findings from these letters and comments indicate that the program seems to produce personal and professional growth in teachers. (Author/LL)
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