One-minute review: “Reports a survey study among 361 high school teachers in the
Title: “Teaching Writing to High School Students; A National Survey.” SA Kiuhara, et al. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101 (1), 136-160, 2009.
Comment: According to this research, most writing assignments do not involve composing. Teacher preparation for the teaching of writing is unsatisfactory according to teachers.
Does this type of writing support or conflict with the writing required in college courses? What types of writing assignments are required across the disciplines at the college level?
Given the kinds of writing assessment at the state, national, SAT and ACT levels, I find this report on the kinds of writing surprising, at least in language arts. I would also expect more uses of the research paper and essay exams in social studies and science. RayS.