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ERIC Number: ED136257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Responding to Student Writing: Building a Theory of the Evaluating Process.
Emig, Janet A.; Parker, Robert P., Jr.
This paper presents a theory of individual differences in teachers' evaluation of student composition, which is based on the notion that certain formulations of writers in various disciplines--such as literary criticism, philosophy, and psychology--can provide a basis for understanding. Sources tapped include, among others, the following titles: Meyer Abrams'"The Mirror and the Lamp" (literary analysis), John Dewey's "Art as Experience" and Michael Polanyi's "The Tacit Dimension" (philosophy), George Kelley's "A Theory of Personality" (psychology), and Jean Piaget's "Structuralism" (interdisciplinary). A nine-item questionnaire is included that is designed to promote teachers' awareness of their values and attitudes which influence the evaluation of student writing. Teaching, particularly responding to student writing, is therefore viewed as dependent on the ability to respond to self, to others, and to natural and human-made phenomena. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at Rutgers, The State University