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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LAE7711
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-04-15
  2. Department: Childhood Education and Literacy Studies
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1721
  5. Contact Person: Jenifer Schneider
  6. Phone: 9743460
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: LAE
  9. Number: 7711
  10. Full Title: Survey of Research on Writing Development and Inst
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Survey of Research on Writing
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Ph.D. standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to survey, discuss, analyze, and critique seminal and current research on writing development and instruction in the context of school.Students will also engage in research on writing development or instruction.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts includes courses that focus primarily on Reading. This course adds another dimension to the specialization by involving students in critiquing and conducting rese
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Doctoral students with a specialization in Reading/Language Arts are advised to take this course. We enroll 6-8 new Ph.D. students each Fall. This course could serve Ph.D. students in other programs who have cognates in Reading/Language Arts. This course could also serve students in SLAIT, English Education, Early Childhood, Special Education or any other program in which students focus on language learning.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? 4
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Literacy Education with a focus on writing
  29. Objectives: 1. Read, evaluate, and discuss seminal and current research on writing instruction.

    2. Read, evaluate, and discuss seminal and current research that pertains to writing development.

    3. Examine writing instruction practices using current knowledge of writing development.

    4. Read, review, and analyze research that explores aspects of writing and instruction such as assessment, gender, genre, ESOL students, technology, etc.

    5. Conduct a professional review of the literature that focuses on a special topic within writing research.

    6. Engage in research on writing development or instruction.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Research Abstracts

    Special Interest Groups/Conference Presentation

    Research Project

  31. Major Topics: Current conceptualizations of writing.

    Research Methodologies

    Theoretical Underpinnings of Writing Development

    Cognitive Research and Models

    Process Research and Models

    The Genre School

    Writing Development in the Early Years

    Writing Development across the Intermediate Grades

    Writing Development through Adolescence and Adulthood

    Writing Instruction: Trends and Issues

    Socio-Cultural Influences on Writing

    Special Populations


  32. Textbooks: Bakhtin, M. M. (1986). Speech genres and other late essays. Austin: University of Texas. (pp. 60-102)

    MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S. & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of writing research. Guilford Press: New York.

    Smagorinsky, P. (2005). Research on composition: Multiple persepectives on two decades of change. Teachers College Press: New York.

    Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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