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ERIC Number: ED126502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 165
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Relationships Among Attitudes Toward Language Activities, Composition Instruction, and Composition Achievement.
Bamberg, Betty Jo
High school composition instruction was investigated through a questionnaire survey of 122 UCLA entering freshmen enrolled in English 1 and 157 enrolled in Remedial English. Confirming four main hypotheses, the data indicated: (1) preferences for language activities involving oral mode, informal style, expressive purpose, and formal style/instrumental purpose; (2) similar attitude patterns in both samples of students; (3) more positive attitudes towards language activities requiring formal style/instrumental purpose among students who had received greater amounts of high school composition instruction; and (4) more high school composition instruction had been received by students in English 1 than by those in Remedial English. Fewer than 50% of the Remedial English students and 60% of those in English 1 reported even three semesters of instruction in most aspects of composition. English 1 students reported more instruction in the development and organization of content and more emphasis on expository writing practice than did Remedial English students. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles