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ERIC Number: ED311431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 16
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A Pre-Student Teaching Experience for Secondary School Journalism and Publication Advisors.
Tait, Alice A.
A study conducted at Central Michigan University examined the effective use of undergraduate teaching assistants as small group leaders by the Journalism Department for its writing across the curriculum program (WAC). The teaching assistants who participated--students with a minor in teaching high school journalism--emerged as an important component in fulfilling WAC objectives because of their intense teaching interests and desire for pre-student teaching experience. The study focused on the differences between teaching Journalism 101, a large lecture mass media and mass society course, using the traditional departmental approach with four objective examinations and teaching the course using the new approach consisting of smaller classes, student assistants, extra credit journal exercises, chapter summaries, small group exercises, and three essay examinations. A student opinion survey reporting students' project reactions was administered, and findings revealed that the 36 (out of 45) students who completed the survey reacted positively to the new writing assignments and to the use of undergraduate student teaching assistants. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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