ERIC Number: EJ946200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
"One Story of Many to Be Told": Following Empirical Studies of College and Adult Writing through 100 Years of NCTE Journals
Roozen, Kevin; Lunsford, Karen J.
Research in the Teaching of English, v46 n2 p193-209 Nov 2011
This article reflects on where and how empirical research, focusing particularly on college/adult writing and literate practice, has appeared over the last century in the complete runs of "English Journal," "College English," "College Composition and Communication," "Research in the Teaching of English," and "Teaching English in the Two-Year College." Recounting our story of the empirical scholarship published in NCTE's journals, we first appraise what has been meant by empirical research over the century and clarify how we define it for this article. We then frame that definition by considering how alternative discourse has regularly offered a significant counterpoint to that research. We next turn to the central theme of our reflections, the expanding scene of writing that has developed across the century. Finally, we conclude by considering emergent interests in global scholarship on writing and literate practice.
Descriptors: College Students, Adults, Writing (Composition), College English, Literacy, Educational Research, Academic Discourse, Time Perspective, Inquiry, English Instruction, Scholarship, Global Approach, Literature Reviews
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