ERIC Number: ED243123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Writing in the Adult Literacy Program: A Theoretical Base.
Kazemek, Francis E.
Using James Britton's model of discourse as a touchstone, this paper develops a theoretical base for writing instruction in adult literacy programs. The paper explores writing from an interactionist perspective that views writing as a complex recursive process in which the writer builds meaning with a text according to the purposes for writing, the intended audience, the mode in which writing is done, and the context in which the writing is done. The paper argues that writing is both a personal and a social process that requires engagement between writer and audience--either other people or the writer's "generalized other." In addition, it argues that writing is a process by which writers not only communicate with others, but also learn and create . After exploring writing from this perspective, the paper discusses the immediate implications of such a view for adult literacy instruction, looking specifically at the relationship between writing and adult literacy as a developmental process. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Reader Text Relationship