ERIC Number: ED158294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through April 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 7 through 10).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 15 titles deal with the following topics: methods for teaching students of English as a second language and remedial students in freshmen composition courses; Maryland community college English teachers' backgrounds and attitudes toward composition; two audio-tutorial methods for teaching English composition; recent reform in composition teaching; the effect of motivational story starters and assignment of general topics on intermediate students' writing ability; marking of student writing by Virginia high school English teachers; the effect of compensatory composition tracking on high-risk students in an open admissions university; a model for developing an interdisciplinary learning environment in writing and the humanities; relationships between the reading and writing of exposition and argument; the effects of oral and written teacher feedback; the effect on writing of extended practice in sentence-combining; an analysis and comparison of college English composition handbooks; the use of collaborative writing techniques in teaching composition; and the importance of knowing and using research in teaching composition. (GW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Compensatory Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Expository Writing, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reading Comprehension, Remedial Instruction, Research Utilization, Sentence Combining, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Response, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Tutorial Programs, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Maryland; Virginia