ERIC Number: ED123635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Textbook Writing Assignments in Three Content Areas.
This document presents the results of a survey concerning the percentage of mathematics, science, and social studies teachers who assign writing to their students and the percentage of textbooks in these three content areas which include writing assignments. Some of the findings were that mathematics and science teachers favor reporting over exposition whereas social studies teachers tend to favor equally exposition and reporting; and a greater proportion of surveyed science textbooks (45%) assigned writing than did either mathematics (5%) or social studies (19%). It is argued that the emerging role of the English teacher is that of writing consultant, one who helps teachers in other content fields assign, teach, and evaluate writing. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Riverside.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research study conducted at University of California, Riverside