ERIC Number: ED167999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Behavior and Attitude in the Teaching of Writing among Faculties in Various Disciplines.
Maimon, Elaine P.; Nodine, Barbara F.
Two instruments were used to discover current faculty practices and attitudes about student writing at a college that was about to begin a college-wide writing program. The attitude survey included a number of items about writing as a college-wide enterprise, relating instruction in writing to the goals of a liberal arts education, and concerning writing as a complex process that takes a lifetime to learn. The behavior survey asked teachers to tell what they did in their classes. Also, teachers were asked to grade a sample student essay as they would any paper in their courses. It was found that most faculty members saw composition instruction as the task of the entire college; English faculty members required more papers than others, although a majority of courses included writing assignments; and most faculty members commented on the content of student writing as well as on the form. (Both questionnaires are included.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America (93rd, New York City, December 27-30, 1978)