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ERIC Number: ED310405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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"The Student's Right to Write" and "Composition Opinionnaire to the Student's Right To Write": A Comparison of Responses across Decades.
Sandel, Lenore
A comparison of responses, gathered in 1970 and 1987, to the "Composition Opinionnaire" which was prepared by the Commission on Composition of the National Council of Teachers of English to meet the critical needs of schools in 1970, was designed to determine any change or lack of change in teachers' values concerning the described facets of composition: Creativity, Motivation, Rhetoric, Usage, Evaluation/Grading. The document, "The Student's Right to Write" a series of individual essays, prepared by the Commission, was used as the basis for determining the positive and negative effects of the items to be judged by the respondents. Through statistical analyses of comparison and correlations, change is revealed in teacher preparation and teacher valuing of creativity and motivation, and awareness of individual student needs. The importance of the use of the "Opinionnaire" is to focus on the teacher as a learner as well as practitioner. (Nine tables and eleven figures of data are included.) (Author/KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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