Andrews, R., Torgerson, C., Beverton, S., Freeman, A., Locke, T., Low, G., Robinson, A. and Zhu, D. (2006) The effect of grammar teaching on writing development. British Educational Research Journal, 32 (1). pp. 39-55. ISSN 0141-1926
This article reports on the results of two international systematic research reviews which focus on different aspects of teaching grammar to improve the quality and accuracy of 5-16-year-olds' writing in English. The results show that there is little evidence to indicate that the teaching of formal grammar is effective; and that teaching sentence-combining has a more positive effect. In both cases, however, despite over a hundred years of research and debate on the topic, there is insufficient quality of research to prove the case with either approach. More research is needed, as well as a review of policy and practice in England with regard to the teaching of sentence structure in writing.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Institute for Effective Education (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jul 2009 14:51|
|Last Modified:||17 Jul 2009 14:51|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|