ERIC Number: ED197367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
English Language Arts Skills and Instruction: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1980 (Vol. 41 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 18 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) an alternative high school English curriculum and its relationship to student alienation and pupil control ideology; (2) an oral language program for fifth grade students and its effect on varied aspects of reading achievement; (3) a secondary magnet school; (4) the interrelationships of writing ability, writing interest, reading readiness, and reading performance of kindergarten students; (5) effects of dictionary skills lessons and written composition on spelling achievement in middle grade students; (6) oral-aural communication skills in English among adult immigrants and exiles; (7) spelling achievement and teachers' attitudes toward staff development; (8) elective and traditional English program structures and English achievement; (9) a comparison of a word utility spelling program with a sound structured program; and (10) an analysis of nonconserving and conserving first grade children's dictated language experience stories according to five characteristics of plot structures and J. Piaget's decreasingly egocentric speech features. (FL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Language Arts, Language Skills, Listening Skills, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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