ERIC Number: ED398556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Student-Centered Literacy Instruction in High School: I Want To, but How? Instructional Resource No. 29.
McWhorter, Patti; Hudson-Ross, Sally
A high-school department chair and English teacher switched jobs with a university-based teacher educator. In this paper, they define their shared vision of student-centered learning, describe how to create a student-centered environment, explain how to implement student-centered activities, provide an example involving the colonial period in American literature, and provide a 23-item practitioner's reading bibliography to begin exploring the range of fields that helped shaped their ideas. The final unit plan developed by students for the colonial period research project is attached. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Colonial History (United States), Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Literacy, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education, Teacher Empowerment, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.