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The Teaching of Writing


reviewed by John M. Ackerman 1987

coverTitle: The Teaching of Writing
Author(s): Anthony R. Petrosky, David Bartholomae
Publisher: National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago
ISBN: 0226599493, Pages: , Year: 1989
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To what degree is writing systematic? Can it be taught directly or only invited? Do we teach writing or only do writing in school? The Teaching of Writing is largely a collection of cautionary essays that address these questions and others. The contributors caution against overanalyzing or overtechnologizing written communication and against oversimplifying or underconceiving writing instruction. If there is a common theme across all eleven essays, it is that, after fifteen years of growth, it is time to pause, review, and plot new directions for how writing should be taught in the next fifteen years. This volume of the National Society for the Study of Education yearbook series is written primarily for concerned parents, administrators, and fellow educators “outside” the debates within the community of writing teachers and researchers. The essays are informed, thoughtful, earnest, and readable but as a whole lack descriptions of writers and teachers at work. Although... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 2, 1987, p. 333-337
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 569, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 3:42:54 PM

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