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ERIC Number: ED114855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 324
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On Teaching Composition at the Community College.
Brazil, James Michael
The authors evaluated the overall effectiveness of two contrasting approaches to teaching freshman composition. The first was a dialect-acceptance, student-centered approach; and the second was a language standardization, teacher-centered approach. The students were evaluated by pre- and post-testing in such cognitive areas as fluency, paralinguistic correctness, and overall writing effectiveness, and in such areas as self-concept, linguistic security, attitudes about language, and interest in English classes. The results of this experiment overwhelmingly favored the dialect-acceptance, student-centered approach. Students from this class not only showed more gains in all the affective areas, but also made fewer paralinguistic errors and were judged by the raters as having made greater gains in fluency and overall writing effectiveness. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: A.D. Dissertation, The University of Michigan