THE INTEGRATION OF MICROCOMPUTERS INTO
THE HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMME

A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION
BY
WILLIAM G. HILLMAN
B.Sc. (4 Yr. Honours) ~ B.Ed (5 Year) ~ M.Ed
STRATHCLAIR/BRANDON, MANITOBA, CANADA
1991

CONTENTS (QUICK LINKS)

Introduction: Abstract ~ Acknowledgements ~ Contents
PART I: Background to the Problem
PART II: Statement of the Problem
PART III: Key Question
PART IV: Method
PART V:   Description of Procedures of 
                   Integrating Computer Technologies 
                    into the Language Arts Curriculum:
SCRIPT:   Summary of Computer Integration Procedures:
                   Script for Our Video Documentary
PART VI: Conclusions and Recommendations
REFERENCES
APPENDICES: Links To Our Related Websites


APPROVAL SHEET

TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT:

 THE INTEGRATION OF MICROCOMPUTERS INTO THE
 HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMME

NAME OF CANDIDATE:
WILLIAM G. HILLMAN

DEGREE SOUGHT:
MASTER OF EDUCATION
M.ED. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

PROJECT APPROVED BY:
ROBIN J. ENNS, PH.D.

DATE:
1990/1991


ABSTRACT

 The purpose of this paper is to examine the integration of computers into the English Language Arts programme in Strathclair Community School over a one-year period.

 In order to examine this integration, answers to the following questions were pursued:

  1. How do teachers integrate computers into their curriculum?
  2. How could I integrate computers into my curriculum?

 The results and recommendations in this report were generated through my personal experience of implementing technology into the present curriculum, through first-hand classroom observation, and from a survey of teachers in the rural southwestern Manitoba region. In addition, my twenty-three years of classroom experience as an English teacher, coupled with ten years of personal and professional experience with computers, have proved invaluable in the design of this project and the compilation of this document.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 First, I would like to thank my wife and family for their unwavering support during the many long days which went into this endeavour.

 Secondly, I wish to thank Dr. Eugene Rankin for his guidance and assistance in the early stages of the project.

 Finally, a special thanks to Dr. Robin Enns, for encouraging me to make completion of this paper a priority, and for asking questions that made me think in more depth. His philosophy of education, his love of learning, and his respect for creativity have been great sources of inspiration.


TABLE OF CONTENTS (DETAILED)

i.  Title Page
ii  Approval Sheet
iii Abstract
iv Acknowledgements
v  Contents

PART I: Background to the Problem

PART II: Statement of the Problem

PART III: Key Question

PART IV: Method

   Phase One: Survey by Questionnaire
   Phase Two: In-service Presentation
   Phase Three: Classroom Integration of Computers into My Own Classroom

PART V:   Description of Procedures of Integrating Computer Technologies into the Language Arts Curriculum:

    Education Today
    Gestation
    Parturition
    Writing Stages
    Pre-Writing
    Writing
    Post-Writing/Revision
    Publishing
    Teacher as a Mentor
    Future

PART V:  Summary of Computer Integration Procedures:
Script for the Video Documentary

PART VI: Conclusions and Recommendations

REFERENCES

APPENDICES:
  1. Division Computer In-Service Survey Results
  2. Contents of Division In-Service Presentation Package
  3. Grade 9 Language Arts Course Outline
  4. Grade 10 Language Arts Course Outline

 ELECTRONIC DATA ON APPLE AND IBM COMPUTER DISKETTE:
  5. Grade 9 Computer-Based Assignments
  6. Grade 10 Computer-Based Assignments
  7. Data Bases of Audio-Visual and Computer Software Reference Materials

 ELECTRONIC DATA ON VHS VIDEO CASSETTE:
  8. Video Documentary on Project Procedure



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