ERIC Number: ED197347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Writing in the Secondary School. Final Report.
Applebee, Arthur N.; And Others
The seven chapters of this final report provide a discussion of a study detailing the instructional situations within which students are learning to write. Data reported from the study include a national survey of teaching practices and many classroom observations in ninth and eleventh grade content area classrooms (English, mathematics, foreign language, science, social science, and business education). Following the first two chapters, which offer an overview of the study and its design, results from the various parts of the study are woven together in three chapters focusing on the major research topics: the types of writing students are asked to do, teachers' purposes in making these assignments, and the interaction of purposes with the writing instruction provided. The sixth chapter brings the major findings together, highlighting the results in outline form. The final chapter places the results in the context of the more general question of what is needed to improve writing instruction in the secondary school. In service of the same goal, an appendix provides a bibliography of materials that offer practical, classroom-oriented suggestions for incorporating writing into a variety of different subject areas. Other appendixes provide further details about results and instrumentation. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.