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ERIC Number: ED120784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 321
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Toward a Third Way: A Personal Growth Model for the Training of Writing.
Mackie, Jan
This study develops historical and theoretical context and presents empirical support for a personal growth model for teaching English in secondary schools, one that centers the English program around instruction in writing or composition. The model is intended to facilitate development in many overlapping and mutually intensifying ways, always building upon the extending the experience of the learner. It is in harmony with a social, process-oriented and student-centered approach to writing instruction which has been achieving recognition slowly and sporadically over the first half of the twentieth century. This study also examines the instructional theories of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Francis Christensen, and Peter Elbow, and selectively incorporates the methods which they have recommended over the past 10 years. Their proposals are especially valuable because they are supported by the findings of linguistic and psychological research. In the form proposed here, a developmental, personal growth theory of instruction can be both implemented and tested by educators, their students, and teachers of English. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia