ERIC Number: ED225170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Research and Instruction in Practical Writing. Proceedings of a Research/Practice Conference (Los Alamitos, California, October 15, 1982).
Gentry, Larry, Ed.
Stressing the importance of teaching the writing skills students will need in the adult workplace, the conference papers in this booklet present some of the significant research in practical writing and show how this research applies to classroom instruction. Following the introduction, the five essays discuss the following topics: (1) youth, jobs, and literacy; (2) a negative entropy theory of practical writing; (3) research on practical writing in business and industry; (4) functional writing in the workplace; and (5) a curriculum model for written language as an essential communication skill for the competent adult. The booklet concludes with biographical notes on the conference speakers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Job Skills, Learning Theories, Secondary Education, Technical Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.