ERIC Number: ED317997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The IEA Study of Written Composition in Youth Education. School Research Newsletter 1989: 11.
Lofqvist, Gert; Lindell, Ebbe
In Sweden the International Association Evaluation of Educational Achievement in written composition study involved 4,500 students from grades 6 and 9, as well as students from the terminal grades of the upper secondary school. Students wrote essays of various kinds and replied to questionnaires. Essays were evaluated according to content, organization, style or idiom, and readability. Girls appeared to score better than boys; the link between gender and attitudes to school is a strong one, so that girls wrote better essays because they take a more positive view of writing and school work in general. Eight writing tasks are included. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden