Research on Composition: Multiple Perspectives on Two Decades of Change

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Peter Smagorinsky
Teachers College Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 308 pages
Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off. It features a broader focus that goes beyond the classroom teaching of writing to include teacher research, second-language writing, rhetoric, home and community literacy, workplace literacy, and histories of writing. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area reviewed and covers both conventional written composition and multimodal forms of composition, including drawing, digital forms, and other relevant media. Research on Composition is an invaluable road map of composition research for the next decade, and required reading for anyone teaching or writing about composition today.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Preschool Through Elementary Writing
15
Middle and High School Composition
48
Writing at the Postsecondary Level
78
Teacher Research in Writing Classrooms
108
SecondLanguage Composition Teaching and Learning
141
Research in Rhetoric
170
Family and Community Literacies
187
Writing in the Professions
217
Historical Studies of Composition
243
About the Editor and the Contributors
277
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Peter Smagorinsky is Professor of English Education in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia

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