Term

Summer 7-10-2016

Capstone

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Terri Christenson

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Kristina Deffenbacher

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Jennifer McCarty Plucker

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the teaching of writing in high school and first year composition. In depth interviews and document analysis were employed to allow five writing instructors to detail their curriculums, expectations, and experiences of teaching writing. Findings suggest that the teaching of writing is nuanced and is affected by many outside variables. Implications for future research include the possibility of developing better communication between high school and colleges, more and better professional development for writing instructors at both levels, and an evaluation of current practices at the high school and college level.

Research Methodology

Case Study, Descriptive Statistics, Interview, Phenomenology

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Education Commons

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