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DiStefano, Philip; Killion, Joellen – English Education, 1984
Concludes that students whose teachers participated in process-model inservice training performed significantly better on a number of writing evaluation criteria than did those of teachers who had relied on a skills-approach technique.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education
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DiStefano, Philip; Marzano, Robert – English Education, 1978
Describes an approach to teaching composition skills based on a sequence of activities designed for different grade levels. (DD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Sequential Approach, Writing (Composition)
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DiStefano, Philip; Howie, Sherry – English Education, 1979
The concept of sentence weights (the assigning of numerical scores based on hierarchical modification) seems to be a more sophisticated measure for looking at syntactic complexity than the T-Unit. (DD)
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Educational Research, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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DiStefano, Philip; Olson, Miles C. – English Education, 1980
Describes the Colorado Writing Project, a teacher-consultant inservice training program, and presents the results of holistic scoring of papers by students whose teachers had attended inservice meetings conducted by the teacher-consultants. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs)
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DiStefano, Philip – English Education, 1976
Elective programs are preferable to traditional programs for urban students, allowing them to profit from the diverse resources of English study. (JH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elective Courses, English Curriculum, English Instruction