ERIC Number: ED035655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Fourth Graders Do Write About Their Problems.
Biberstine, Richard D.
Elementary English, v45 n6 p731-35 Oct 1968
The question of whether or not intermediate grade children write about their problems was the focus of an investigation conducted among 363 fourth grade students. Children were requested to respond to a paragraph concerning change in the world by writing a compostion answering how and what they would change if they had the power. Findings showed that children ranked school problems highest, with world and national problems rating second place, personal problems third place, and home problems fourth place. Conclusions drawn were that fourth graders do write about their problems, concentrating most on those associated with school (especially their inadequate classroom performance) and, to a lesser extent, on problems acquired through secondary sources. (See ED 030 648 for the author's doctoral dissertation upon which this article is based.) (JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.