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ERIC Number: ED154353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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Working with Content-Area Colleagues or What's a Teacher Like You Doing in a Course Like This?
Stanfill, Silver
A community college teacher, knowledgeable in composition and reading, worked with content area colleagues on reading and writing ideas for their courses. His "missionary work" included talking to colleagues, demonstrating teaching methods in their classrooms, and writing course materials for them. His main problems involved difficulties in getting referrals, not always being able to deliver services he had promised, doing too much for the teachers, and discontinuity in the mission due to "program-freeze politics." At a presentation of the mission to the faculty association a survey was administered that yielded data indicating the value of the mission. The following instructional techniques are recommended to others considering similar missionary work: use an overhead projector to demonstrate how to read difficult prose, show students how to write a one-sentence summary of practically anything, and help students choose a "pet word" and learn as much as possible about it. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)