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ERIC Number: EJ827714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Literacy for Playwriting or Playwriting for Literacy
Chizhik, Alexander Williams
Education and Urban Society, v41 n3 p387-409 2009
The article reports an empirical research study documenting how an integrated playwriting program within an urban, low-socioeconomic status middle school with a majority Latino/a population facilitates increased students' confidence regarding writing in addition to helping students learn transferable writing skills as measured by a districtwide writing sample. Students in the playwriting program with variable levels of writing skills are quantitatively compared with similar students in traditional language arts classrooms of the same urban school. In addition, qualitative methods are used to explore quantitative findings. To delve into possible reasons for these findings that are based on quantitative and qualitative research methods, the discussion of the results is informed by sociocultural learning theory with an emphasis on communities of practice and the motivational theory of self-determination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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