ERIC Number: ED333483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Trends in Elementary Writing Instruction in the 1980s.
Ferrara, Judith M.
This bibliographic essay and research review investigates four areas: (1) the characteristics of elementary writing instruction prior to the 80s; (2) the factors which changed writing instruction in the 80s; (3) the characteristics of elementary writing instruction in the 80s: and (4) the place of elementary and pre/in-service textbooks in the teaching of writing. The essay concludes that writing process theory has been practiced across the curriculum in whole language or integrated learning classrooms, and suggests that writers, practitioners, and researchers study their evolution, reflect, and share their reflections. (One table of data and an appendix on textbook guidelines are included; 50 references are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Process Approach (Writing), Textbook Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Composition Theory; 1980s
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