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Brockmeier, Jens – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2020
Writing and narrative are commonly taken to be two separate fields of research and scholarly reflection. In this paper, I offer some thoughts on how they are related, using David Olson's work on literacy and the development of metalinguistic awareness as a frame of reasoning. As Olson has shown, language is not only a form and practice of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Metalinguistics, Narration, Writing (Composition)
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Woodhouse, Howard – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2020
In this article I consider David Olson's account of how literacy produces a new kind of consciousness, one in which a process of metacognition makes possible both knowledge and an understanding of language itself. This, he argues, enables readers and writers to reflect upon language, understand what constitutes reasoning, and recognize any logical…
Descriptors: Literacy, Metacognition, Experience, Cognitive Processes
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Richmond, Sheldon – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2020
This paper involves an experiment in how to engage in an informal and open-ended discussion, in a normally expository context, that is customarily guided by the norms for scholarly exposition. In attempting this experiment, I avoid using the scholarly apparatus of footnotes, endnotes, and references. I leave it open to those interested to use…
Descriptors: Criticism, Discussion, Internet, Questioning Techniques
Luke, Allan; Ward, Geoff – Australian Journal of Reading, 1988
An interview with David Olson concerning his current research on the relation between the oral conversational language of preschool children and the formalized language of written texts. (RAE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Early Reading, Literacy
Interchange on Education, 1984
A panel discusses the importance of mission-oriented research in a university relative to that of curiosity-based research. Discussants include Wes Cragg, John Leyerle, Gordon Slemon, David Olson, Jack Stevenson, and Bob Czerny. (CJB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research
Smedslund, Jan – Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews, 1971
A review of Cognitive Development: The Child's Acquisition of Diagonality (Academic, 1970) by David R. Olson. (CK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Processes
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Galda, Lee; And Others – Research in the Teaching of English, 1989
Examines the predictive relations among symbolic play, the use of metalinguistic verbs and emergent literacy for preschool children. Describes different regression models for older and younger children and suggests that L.S. Vygotsky's and David Olson's theories of literacy are developmentally complementary. (KEH)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Classroom Research, Emergent Literacy
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Luke, Carmen; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1983
Contrary to David Olson's claim that authority is conveyed by textbook language, it is mainly the school context of textbooks that establishes their authority--and that of teachers--in students' minds. The curriculum is not in the text but in the social rules reflected by school organization and teachers' authority. (JW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Usage, Organizational Climate, Power Structure
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Minter, Deborah Williams; And Others – College English, 1995
Describes a service learning course for which students participated in a seminar on literacy and an after-school tutoring program for children. Shows how undergraduate representations of literacy share common features with conversations among well-known writers (such as Walter Ong and David Olson) and also implicitly critique them. (TB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Cultural Context, Higher Education, Literacy
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Olson, David R. – Language Arts, 1983
Examines psychologist David R. Olson's current work on children's language development and its possible educational implications. Stresses the increasing tendency to investigate children's language development in relation to their thinking and learning rather than in isolation and to include literacy development in the oral language development…
Descriptors: Child Language, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Acquisition
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Olson, David R.; Oatley, Keith – Written Communication, 2014
Learning to read and write is seen as both the acquisition of skills useful in a modern society and an introduction to a world increasingly organized around the reading and writing of authoritative texts. While most agree on the importance of writing, insufficient attention has been given to the more basic question of just what writing is, that…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Punctuation, Discourse Modes, Theories
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Olson, David – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2011
Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale (FACES) IV was developed to tap the full continuum of the cohesion and flexibility dimensions from the Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems. Six scales were developed, with two balanced scales and four unbalanced scales designed to tap low and high cohesion (disengaged and enmeshed) and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Family Relationship, Reliability, Validity
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Olson, David R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2012
As a summary of current advances in developmental psychology, the above article makes some useful contributions. As a contribution to educational policy and practice, it is limited if not a failure for two reasons. It fails to come to grips with the real demands of living classrooms, and second, it fails to grasp the actual subjective lives of the…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Educational Policy, Models, Psychology
Davidson, Phebe – 1993
Composition teachers today are aware of the practice of differentiating between written and spoken language. The "basic writing" student often views written language as a nearly new language altogether. Therefore, it is increasingly important to recognize and codify not merely the disparity between speech and writing but also the…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Higher Education, Oral Language, Process Approach (Writing)
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Eskritt, Michelle; Olson, David – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2012
The purpose of the present study was to explore children's understanding of external symbols by examining the relationship between children's production and comprehension of graphic notations and verbal messages. Fifty-six children between the ages of 5 and 7 years were asked to produce both notations and a spoken message relaying to their…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Puppetry, Graphs, Identification
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