ERIC Number: ED144049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Writing Abilities (11-18).
Britton, James; And Others
Over 2000 samples of the writing of eleven to eighteen year olds were analyzed as part of an attempt to formulate and validate a system for categorizing student writing. The system that resulted has two dimensions: the function served by the piece of writing and the audience to which it is addressed. Significant associations were found between the categories and the sex of the student, the type of school, the year in school, and the various curriculum subjects. This report includes a discussion of the background of the project, the research problem and procedures, detailed descriptions of the categorization system, and results. (AA)
Descriptors: Classification, Evaluation Methods, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Secondary Education, Writing Skills, Written Language
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 11009, $6.95 non-member, $5.95 member)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).
Note: A report from the Schools Council Project on Written Language of 11-18 year olds