ERIC Number: ED261394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
The Teacher-Researcher: How to Study Writing in the Classroom.
Written for teachers who want introductions to conducting school assessments and to studying features of writing, this book is intended (1) to provide ways for teachers to analyze writing samples and the writing process for school or program assessment, and (2) to promote the development of teacher research among kindergarten through grade 12 teachers by providing examples of different ways teachers can study writing in their classrooms. The first chapter presents an overview of procedures in teacher research. The next four chapters introduce various theoretical frameworks within which researchers have been working, with each chapter discussing a different level of analysis--syntax, text, information processing, and social context. The final chapter focuses on errors, teaching practices, and student attitudes toward writing. Appendixes contain information on the results of teacher research, evaluation designs for practitioners, sampling and statistical tests, and using expressive writing to teach biology. (EL)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 50128, $10.00 member, $13.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Note: For a related document, see ED 193 676.