ERIC Number: ED221867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Document Design Project. Final Report.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.
The accomplishments of a team of writers, designers, and education specialists commissioned by the National Institute of Education (NIE) to suggest solutions to the problems that public documents often pose for readers are summarized in this report. Following an overview, the report offers a section on the history and rationale of the Document Design Project. The next two sections explain the research and technical assistance and training components of the project. The fourth section discusses the project's undergraduate curriculum to improve the teaching of writing, while the fifth section presents graduate programs in rhetoric and writing at Carnegie-Mellon University. Section 6 describes efforts at disseminating information about the project's work, and the report concludes with project plans beyond NIE funding. An appendix contains technical reports, publications, articles, and presentations by Document Design Project staff. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.