Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Jennifer McCarty Plucker
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.
Case Study, Descriptive Statistics, Interview, Phenomenology
Curriculum, Grades/ Student Performance, Teachers/ Teaching, Writing
Fullmer, Kathryn Elizabeth, "What Are You Teaching? Curriculums, Expectations, and Experiences of High School Writing Teachers and First Year Composition" (2016). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4150.