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ERIC Number: ED140308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 321
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A Case Study of the Implementation of an Integrated Language-Experience Approach in an Elementary School.
Cohen, Elaine Landau
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a project in which two college instructors established a model open classroom in an elementary school during one school year. Primary-grade children participated in a wide variety of activities in the classroom and were taught by means of a language experience approach in which they talked about experiences and wrote or dictated stories. Teachers observed and participated in the classroom and attended in-service workshops on the language experience approach. Results of an individual reading test administered to all second and third graders at the end of the school year indicated that a much larger percentage of children was reading at or above grade level than in previous years. An analysis of compositions written by second and third graders who had participated in the project and by fourth graders who had not participated indicated that the children who had participated were writing syntactically more mature sentences than were the children who had not participated. Questionnaires administered to children, teachers, and principal indicated that all had positive attitudes toward the program. Sketches of classrooms revealed that teachers had added interest centers, more materials for children, and more displays of children's work. (Author/GW)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder