ERIC Number: ED334581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Center for the Study of Writing. Final Report.
Center for the Study of Writing, Berkeley, CA.; Center for the Study of Writing, Pittsburgh, PA.
This final report from the Center for the Study of Writing, which, over the past 5 years, has engaged in a program of research aimed at understanding how written language is acquired and how it can best be taught, is in three main sections. The first section (Executive Summary) summarizes the Center's major findings related to each problem area and their implications for practice, and describes the impact of the Center's research and activities. The second section (Findings and Accomplishments) reports on individual projects and discusses impact and accomplishments. The following 11 projects are described: (1) Emergent Literacy--Transition from Home to School; (2) Strategic Knowledge in Reading-to-Write; (3) Role of Knowledge Exploration; (4) Effects of Writing Strategies on Learning through Writing; (5) Effective Instruction and Response--Transition to Secondary School in the U.S. and in Great Britain; (6) Effects of Instruction on Performance in Science and in Writing--Transition to Secondary School; (7) Synthesis of Research in Writing and Reading; (8) Oral and Written Language; (9) Effects of Instruction on Performance--Transition to the University: Expectations of Excellence; (10) Identifying Priorities in the Study of the Writing of Hispanic Background Students; and (11) Effects of Instruction on Performance--Transition to the Workplace. The third section lists publications by individual projects, noting books, articles and book chapters, technical reports and occasional papers, televised presentations and videos, and publications by graduate students. An appendix gives a complete list of technical reports and occasional papers published by the Center for the Study of Writing. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Writing, Berkeley, CA.; Center for the Study of Writing, Pittsburgh, PA.