Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Research on Composition, 1983-2003

First Page

243

Last Page

263

Abstract

WRITING IS a technology used by people in myriad human activities for myriad purposes, from producing the grandest texts of religion, government, and science to the humblest government forms, grocery lists, and graffiti. And its history of uses reaches far beyond the subject of "composition," defined here as the conscious and explicit development of students' writing in formal education, from preschool through higher education. Some historical research on writing extends beyond this definition and will be mentioned only in brief in order to set the limits of this review and suggest the work that many historians of composition have used (or ignored).

Comments

This chapter is published as part of Research on Composition, 1983-2003, Ed. Peter Smagorinsky. Urbana, IL: NCTE. Teachers College Press, 2006. (243-263). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

NCTE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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