ERIC Number: ED241955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
R&D Speaks: Oral & Written Communication.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
The proceedings of a conference designed to give researchers and educators the opportunity to discuss issues affecting public education, this report opens with a description of the Research and Development Exchange Coordinating Group's initial efforts to address teacher concerns in oral and written communication instruction. It then lists questions on oral and written communication gathered both through interviews with 22 teachers at all educational levels and through a survey of 38 bilingual teachers. The report presents Judith Lindfors' talk on "Oral Language Acquisition," which focuses on five research themes: (1) the child as active learner, (2) the relationship between language and cognitive growth, (3) the relationship between the child's and the mother's language orientation, (4) the influence of a responsive environment on learning, and (5) the impact of an environment focusing on meaning. It then reproduces Anthony Petrosky's talk on composition and composition instruction, which briefly covers the process of writing, and presents "Language Diversity," by Walt Wolfram, on teaching standard English. The report concludes with a general bibliography and copies of ERIC materials pertaining to oral and written communication. (MM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Dialects, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Skills, Language Usage, Learning Strategies, Oral Language, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Standard Spoken Usage, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research, Written Language
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.