ERIC Number: ED186928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Basic Writing: Essays for Teachers, Researchers, and Administrators.
Kasden, Lawrence N., Ed.; Hoeber, Daniel R., Ed.
The 12 essays in this collection address the concerns of basic writing teachers and those who teach basic writing teachers. The first essay discusses the characteristics of the low achieving college students who require basic writing instruction and argues for basic writing courses that are based upon a thorough understanding of students' nature and needs, while the second essay focuses on the composing process used by some basic writers and on the differences between this process and the composing process of more skilled writers. The following four essays contain descriptions of a basic writing program at a community college, the programs designed for use by the member schools of the Western North Carolina Consortium, a writing laboratory, and an interdisciplinary writing program at Boston University. The seventh essay discusses writing assessment and recommends the use of a carefully constructed objective test of students' knowledge of writing skills, while the eighth essay reviews the types of tests basic writing teachers and administrators may use and the purposes of each. The ninth essay discusses the training of teachers of basic writing and the tenth addresses staffing and operating peer-tutoring writing centers. The eleventh essay reviews research in the area of writing and the final essay provides a selected bibliography of composition and basic writing. (FL)
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Research, English Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Low Achievement, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Test Construction, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.