Autobiography as a way of knowing : a student-centered curriculum model using Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings

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Marie Solomon Williamson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elisabeth A. Bowles

Abstract: The major purpose of this dissertation is the construction of a curriculum model for the teaching of autobiography. The study is based on the contention that learning is rendered more meaningful when instructional practices attend to both the cognitive and affective development of the student. It offers a methodology which utilizes the personal experience of the learner while teaching a traditional discipline. Chapter One establishes a need for student-centered curricula and suggests autobiography as a viable vehicle for exposing students to conventional subject matter and allowing them to explore their own existence at the same time.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Angelou, Maya. $t I know why the caged bird sings
Autobiography $x Study and teaching
Education $x Experimental methods

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