ERIC Number: ED114858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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A Study to Determine Skills of Written Composition Present in Resources Available to Teachers.
Chew, Charles R.
This study determines the extent to which skills of written composition, as defined by a modern rhetorical theory, appear in a selected sample of resources available to teachers. The sources judged and evaluated in the content analysis were textbooks used in preparation of English teachers, textbooks used by students in English classes, publications of the National Council of Teachers of English, curriculum guides, evaluation practices as exemplified in publications on the evaluation of written composition, professional articles, and books on writing intended for a general audience. This study presents the skills of written composition, as defined by a modern rhetorical theory, a tool for analyzing materials as related to these skills, a procedure of analysis, suggestions for material that ought to be produced, and a clear direction for curriculum decisions as they pertain to written composition. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Curriculum Guides, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Resources, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Rhetorical Criticism, Textbook Content, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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