ERIC Number: ED427323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Teaching High School Students To Write for Life Outside of School.
Knight, Lorraine Rushing
A practicum (which took place at a high school in an urban community in the Southeastern United States) was designed to give high school students the opportunity to gain writing skills that meet the challenge of real-world demands. Students need to be competent in basic skills, the use of computers, and applications that meet workplace challenges to be successful in a competitive global work world. A portfolio was developed which required students to produce a written and oral response to simulated business situations, meet the criteria acceptable in the business world, and use various computer software programs to produce a final product. Observation of participants revealed students working as teams, consulting with other students and teachers, and teaching each other. A review of students' portfolios indicated enhanced language skills, written and oral. Contains 29 references; a student survey is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.