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ERIC Number: ED425474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Personal Stories, Composition, and Varying Institutional Dynamics: What Role Does "Story" Play in Small Schools vs. Large Ones?
Martin, Eric V.
Two years ago an instructor left a large public university to teach composition at the University of Findlay, a small private coeducational institution located in a city of 36,000 people south of Toledo, Ohio. Describing the differences between small and large schools, he touches upon the more personalized student-teacher interactions at Findlay. At his former school, he was not encouraged to know or even be interested in knowing most of his students beyond their work for his classes. The instructor has found Findlay's more personalized setting is influencing his teaching. Increasingly, he finds himself wanting to explore with students those topics which haunt them. He wants more of their work to grow from their questions, their trials, and their tribulations. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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