ERIC Number: ED141784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading and Study Skills through Interdisciplinary Studies.
Venditto, Joan E.
This paper describes a program of interdisciplinary studies for high-school students who are not motivated to learn in the conventional academic setting. The program began with a work-incentive program that used points as the basis for weekly grades in reading, composition, and skill development. Collaboration of teachers of industrial arts, science, social studies, and English resulted in improved interdepartmental communication, greater reinforcement of particular concepts and subject materials, and better student attention and motivation. Interdiciplinary studies required neither a great number of scheduling changes nor a vast amount of money. Collaboration, however, did not evolve from administrative decree; the program was founded on teachers' benefit and desire. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (15th, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, 1977)