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ERIC Number: ED073474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 27
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Written Language Development and Instruction of Elementary School Children.
Golub, Lester S.
This study of written language development and instruction of elementary school children found that realistic approaches are needed in teaching language usage, dialects, and registers. These approaches should include a nonrepetitive instructional system accounting for different linguistic abilities, a diagnostic evaluation of children's written language ability, objectives based on language performance and control rather than correctness, and learning environments and activities based on individualized and carefully monitored instructional theories. The study includes discussions of (1) current research in language development and instruction; (2) the question of whether children are learning the language concepts they are being taught; (3) the difference between linguistic performance and linguistic competence; (4) current practices in written language instruction in the elementary schools; and (5) needed research in language development and instruction. Tables recording the results of a test of 30 language arts concepts and the results of twelve language arts tasks which were administered to some elementary school children are included. (Author/DI)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Research in English (New Orleans, February 26-27, 1973)