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Sturk, Erika; Lindgren, Eva – Written Communication, 2019
Views about what writing is and how it should be taught have varied over the years as well as across contexts. Studies of curricula, teaching materials, and teaching practices have shown a strong focus on skills, genres, and processes, but few have asked teachers about their perspectives on writing. In this article we explore what views, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Processes, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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Olsson, Anna; Sheridan, Vera – Written Communication, 2012
This empirical study surveyed academic staff at a Swedish university about their experiences and perceptions of the use of English in their academic fields. The objective was to examine how the influence of English in disciplinary domains might affect the viability of Swedish in the academic sphere and to investigate how it might disadvantage…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Content Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Artemeva, Natasha; Fox, Janna – Written Communication, 2011
This article reports on an international study of the teaching of undergraduate mathematics in seven countries. Informed by rhetorical genre theory, activity theory, and the notion of Communities of Practice, this study explores a pedagogical genre at play in university mathematics lecture classrooms. The genre is mediational in that it is a tool…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Teaching Experience
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin – Written Communication, 2009
In the research project Literacy Practices in Working Life, the role played by reading and writing in common nonacademic occupations in Sweden was investigated. The results highlight not only some typical ways of using writing to frame units of work but also differences reflecting the main focus of work ("people" or "things")…
Descriptors: Occupations, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Research Projects
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Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise – Written Communication, 1989
Relates problems of law text comprehensibility to the legislative writing process. Describes the drafting of three pieces of Swedish consumer legislation at different stages. Summarizes and analyzes the results in relation to rhetorical and sociolinguistic theories of writing. (SR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Laws, Legislation