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ERIC Number: ED251181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 11
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Suzuki and the Teaching of Writing: A Surprising Connection.
Resch, Paula C.
Process writing and Suzuki's Mother Tongue Method of music instruction are similar in many ways. Like Suzuki teachers, teachers of writing who use the process method are humanizing children in a technological age. Both Suzuki and leaders of the writing renaissance believe that every child can be a musician or a writer. Both methods tell learners that they can do "the real thing" and do it very well. In both writing classrooms and in Suzuki repertoire classes, students learn from one another. As students are freed from the isolation traditionally associated with mastering a skill, the teacher also assumes a new role: that of fellow participant. In both methods, fundamentals are learned but do not occupy a central place in instruction. Finally, in both Suzuki music instruction and the new writing movement, the parent is involved in the process. Suzuki is famous for the extent to which he expects parents to participate. Today, teachers of writing are asking for a similar kind of participation from parents. Most of all, these teachers want parents to welcome what comes home stamped "Writing in Progress" and to see it as just that, even if it looks irregular, incomplete, and unformed. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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