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ERIC Number: ED030422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 18
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Is Anyone Learning to Write?
Cohen, Arthur M.
Twenty instructors from eight junior college districts, meeting at a workshop sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, developed this research paradigm for teachers of English composition in 2-year colleges. A systematic method of inquiry is described first, including (1) the rationale for deliberate inquiry, (2) methods of selection for instructors and classes to participate in the study, (3) the development of a scoring key for composition, (4) checking the reliability of raters who will use the key, (5) choosing composition topics, and (6) instructions to give participating students. The implementation of the study is outlined next, including procedures for (1) coordinating the study, (2) administering the composition test, (3) coding and sampling, (4) distributing the compositions for scoring, (5) scoring the compositions, and (6) collating the results. Analysis of the data is then discussed, and includes several questions that such an analysis could answer. The final discussion reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the design, and some of the implications of this type of inquiry for curriculum and instruction. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.