Friday, July 20, 2012

Writing in School


Question: What are the effects of writing in school?

Answer: “A case study of one fourth-grader’s writing processes which concludes that the student exhibited school-conditioned responses such as more concern for form than content and more concern for length than for effective expression.” A Seaman. 1975. P. 288.

Comment: I’m not sure what this finding means. Of course, it’s a limited sample. Is privileging form and length what schools emphasize? Just a question. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English, January 1, 1976 to June 30, 1976.” Daniel J. Dieterich. Research in the Teaching of English (Winter 1976), 278-293.

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