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ERIC Number: ED297354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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A Non-College Bound English Curriculum for Arenac Eastern High School.
Parkhurst, Howard
In response to a recognition of the differing needs and educational goals of non-college-bound and college-bound rural high school students, this guide presents the English curriculum for non-college-bound students (called "general English") adopted at Arenac Eastern High School (Michigan). Chapter 1 explains the background and purpose of the document; the research done prior to the construction of the new curriculum is reviewed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 examines English curricula at four other Michigan high schools. Chapter 4 describes the adopted General English curriculum and the reasoning that went into its formulation, stating four criteria to be met: (1) the curriculum must be appropriate for students of high and low skill levels; (2) it must allow for students transferring to the college-bound program part-way through high school; (3) it must place great emphasis on motivation; and (4) it must include types of language skills useful and needed in everyday adult life. Four areas of concentration are identified for each year of high school, drawn from grammar and mechanics, literature and reading, composition, life skills, and media study. Chapter 5 outlines goals and objectives for each grade level of General English. Suggestions for research and a summary are contained in Chapter 6. An extended bibliography and a brief appendix conclude the guide. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A