ERIC Number: ED159730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Expository Writing: An Exchange of Views.
Koerner, James D., Ed.
Arranged in chronological order, this collection of papers explores the process involved in teaching expository writing in order to stimulate discussion, provoke comment and criticism, and provide the insights and information needed to develop a writing skills program. Much of the collection was written by persons with no direct experience in teaching expository writing: a university chancellor discusses the low writing skills among students entering his university and calls for articulation between the high school and both the college and the business world; a foundation executive voices concern for two educational programs that are jeopardized by the inability of students to write expository prose; a foreign correspondent notes that as the United States work force becomes more involved with information storage, it becomes more inept in the use of the written word; and a university dean stresses the need for teaching writing skills to students in science and engineering. The collection also contains a foundation response to one of the participants, the foundation's interim report on the problem of teaching expository writing, and reactions to the papers from experienced school teachers. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.