ERIC Number: ED335676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Critical Challenges for Research on Writing and Literacy: 1990-1995. Technical Report No. 1-B.
Dyson, Anne Haas; Freedman, Sarah Warshauer
In continuing and building upon past efforts, the National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, in collaboration with researchers and practitioners around the world, is forging new theoretical and pedagogical directions in writing and literacy. The Center's research projects and activities aim to respond boldly and straightforwardly to the critical challenges facing educators across grade levels and curriculum areas. These challenges urge educators to move beyond the generalities of current writing theory and pedagogy. The Center aims to develop theories, research agendas, and principles of assessment and instruction that are built upon a thorough understanding of the diversity of the population and of literacy itself. To accomplish these objectives, the Center is conducting research projects and activities that address the concerns and make use of the knowledge and experience of practitioners, parents, community leaders, and employers. This integrative and collaborative approach is essential for the success of the Center and for true educational change. (A 20-page bibliography is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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.