ERIC Number: ED214196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Dialogue Journal Writing as a Communicative Event. Final Report. Volume I.
Staton, Jana; And Others
This is the first of two related documents reporting a study that analyzed the text of 26 student-teacher dialogue journals from a sixth grade class as a developmental link between students' natural competence in oral conversation and their developing competence in written language. The first section of the report discusses (1) the purpose of the study, which was to analyze the language itself in order to describe the interactional structure of these cumulative dialogues and the strategies for jointly initiating, developing, and maintaining dialogues; (2) the research methodology; and (3) the goals of the study. The second section presents a brief synthesis of the research papers that describe the study's criteria and units of analysis, while the third section summarizes the study's conclusions and implications on writing competence, topic selection, functional language, mutual interaction/interactive discourse, writing as thinking, and benefits to the teacher. (AEA)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Narration, Oral Language, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Influence, Writing (Composition), Writing Research, Written Language
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.