ERIC Number: ED214204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Writing: The Nature, Development, and Teaching of Written Communication. Volume 1, Variation in Writing: Functional and Linguistic-Cultural Differences.
Whiteman, Marcia Farr, Ed.
Exploring writing in its many social and cultural variations, the seven articles in the first part of this book show different genres of writing serving various purposes in diverse contexts, while the six articles in the second part examine the effects of oral language differences on the learning and teaching of writing. Topics covered in the articles include: (1) the ethnography of literacy, (2) writing in different cultures in the United States throughout history, (3) the status of writing in American society, (4) the status and politics of writing instruction, (5) literacy among the Vai people of Liberia, (6) the transition from oral to written culture, (7) the voice of varied linguistic and cultural groups in fiction, (8) teaching teachers about teaching writing to students from varied social and cultural groups, (9) dialect influence in writing, (10) Hispanic students and writing, (11) the written English of deaf adolescents, (12) the practical aspects of teaching composition to bidialectal students, and (13) bias in composition tests and the need for a culturally appropriate assessment technique. (FL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Cultural Differences, Dialects, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language Usage, Language Variation, Oral Language, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research, Written Language
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 365 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 ($19.95 cloth).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For related document, see ED 221 888. Collection of papers originally presented at the National Institute of Education's Conference on Writing (1st, June 1977).