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White, Edward M. (Edward Michael) 1933-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 7,282 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Examinations  Sources  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PE1404, 808.042071
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Most widely held works by Edward M White
Teaching and assessing writing by Edward M White( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing successful college writing programs by Edward M White( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing instruction programs have become particularly important at American colleges and universities in recent years, but it is noted that most college faculties and their administrators need advice about providing useful help to the writing programs. An examination of how to develop successful writing programs is presented. Three sections are as follows: (1) examining the current status of writing instruction (improving the campus climate for writing programs, insights from research on existing programs, and strengths and weaknesses of approaches to teaching writing); (2) providing a basis for effective writing programs (teaching writing within the undergraduate curriculum, defining purposes and issues in the assessment of writing ability, and using tests for admissions, placement, and instructional evaluation); and (3) organizational, staffing, and teacher development strategies (establishing an effective writing program on campus, supporting, evaluating, and rewarding writing program faculty, preparing and certifying writing instructors for colleges and schools, and evaluating program effectiveness). Two appended resources offer an evaluation of the Writing-Across-The-Curriculum program at the Minnesota Community College System and guidelines for self-study to precede a writing program evaluation. Contains about 90 references. (Sm)
Assessment of writing : politics, policies, practices( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the latest research, the twenty-two contributions in this volume examine how policies shape practices in writing assessment and how policies and practices are intertwined with politics. The volume is divided into five sections, which focus on political and legal issues, the validity and reliability of testing, old and new models of assessment, social inclusion and equity, and future prospects. A thought-provoking response concludes each section
Composition in the twenty-first century : crisis and change by Lynn Z Bloom( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book, stemming from a national conference of the same name, focus on the single subject required of nearly all college students - composition. Despite its pervasiveness and its significance, composition has on unstable status within the curriculum. Writing programs and writing faculty are besieged by academic, political, and financial concerns that have not been well understood or addressed. At many institutions, composition functions paradoxically as both the gateway to academic success and as the gatekeeper, reducing access to academic work and opportunity for those with limited facility in English. Although writing programs are expected to provide services that range from instruction in correct grammar to assisting - or resisting - political correctness, expanding programs and shrinking faculty get caught in the crossfire. The bottom line becomes the firing line as forces outside the classroom determine funding and seek to define what composition should do. In search of that definition, the contributors ask and answer a series of specific and salient questions: What implications - intellectual, political, and institutional - will forces outside the classroom have on the quality and delivery of composition in the twenty-first century? How will faculty and administrators identify and address these issues? What policies and practices ought we propose for the century to come? This book features sixteen position papers by distinguished scholars and researchers in composition and rhetoric; most of the papers are followed by invited responses by other notable compositionists. In all, twenty-five contributors approach composition from a wide variety of contemporary perspectives: rhetorical, historical, social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, structural, administrative, and developmental. They propose solutions applicable to pedagogy, research, graduate training of composition teachers, academic administration, and public and social policy. In a very real sense, then, this is the only book to offer a map to the future of composition
The writer's control of tone : readings, with analysis, for thinking and writing about personal experience by Edward M White( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pop culture tradition; readings, with analysis for writing by Edward M White( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition studies in the new millennium : rereading the past, rewriting the future( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigning, responding, evaluating : a writing teacher's guide by Edward M White( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Ed White's practical guide to designing writing assignments, writing tests, and evaluating student writing has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including new sections on directed self-placement, computer scoring of writing, Phase 2 scoring of portfolios, and much more
Very like a whale : the assessment of writing programs by Edward M White( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for those who design, redesign, and assess writing programs, Very Like a Whale is an intensive discussion of writing program assessment issues. Taking its title from Hamlet, the book explores the multifaceted forces that shape writing programs and the central role these programs can and should play in defining college education. Given the new era of assessment in higher education, writing programs must provide valid evidence that they are serving students, instructors, administrators, alumni, accreditors, and policymakers. This book introduces new conceptualizations associated with assessment, making them clear and available to those in the profession of rhetoric and composition/writing studies. It also offers strategies that aid in gathering information about the relative success of a writing program in achieving its identified goals. Philosophically and historically aligned with quantitative approaches, White, Elliot, and Peckham use case study and best-practice scholarship to demonstrate the applicability of their innovative approach, termed Design for Assessment (DFA). Well grounded in assessment theory, Very Like a Whale will be of practical use to new and seasoned writing program administrators alike, as well as to any educator involved with the accreditation process"--
Writing assessment in the 21st century : essays in honor of Edward M. White( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there anyone involved in writing assessment who has not ready Teaching and Assessing Writing: Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Student Performance? For over forty years, Edward M. White, author of that volume and other seminal works in instruction and evaluation, has led debates about accountability by focusing on student learning. In this edited collection, thirty five leaders in assessment pay tribute to Professor White by documenting the landscape, strategies, consequence, and future of the field. Readers will find in these chapters the beginning of a new phase in writing assessment, one informed by an appreciation of complexity and a devotion to fairness that marked the career of the scholar honored in these pages."--Publisher description
Assessing higher order thinking and communication skills in college graduates through writing : presented to the National Assessment Conference, Washington, D.C., November 17-19, 1991 by Edward M White( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing encompasses a wide range of skills, from the mechanics of punctuation and spelling to the systematic or even creative development of ideas. The higher order skills of communication necessarily involve critical thinking and problem solving, and an assessment of the writing of advanced students will be able to encompass these other higher order skills. Three methods of assessing writing now exist: (1) multiple-choice tests; (2) essay examinations; and (3) portfolio assessments. The multiple-choice tests are not valid for many higher order skills, have a damaging effect on instruction, and are associated with racial and ethnic bias. The essay examinations have increased validity, though problematic reliability; are less damaging to instruction; and have been shown to be more fair to minorities. Portfolio assessment has the highest potential validity and the most positive effects on instruction. Although portfolio assessment poses problems in cost and reliability, it promises the most benefits to instruction and the most valid measurement of higher order skills. Any national assessment of writing should be principally or wholly a portfolio assessment. A 12-item list of references is included. Reviews by L. Boehm, J. Chaffee, and P. A. Facione of this position paper are included. (Author/SLD)
Research in effective teaching of writing by Edward M White( Book )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquiry : questioning, reading, writing( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquiry : a cross-curricular reader( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research in effective teaching of writing : phase I : final report by Edward M White( Book )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil survey, Monona County, Iowa by United States( Book )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1959 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promise of America( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the law of liens : common law, statutory, equitable and maritime by Leonard A Jones( )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of modern civics by Edward M White( Book )

3 editions published between 1903 and 1923 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the law of liens by Leonard A Jones( )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Assessment of writing : politics, policies, practices
Alternative Names
White, Edward M. 1933-

White, Edward Michael.

White, Edward Michael 1933-

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Developing successful college writing programsAssessment of writing : politics, policies, practicesComposition in the twenty-first century : crisis and changeThe writer's control of tone : readings, with analysis, for thinking and writing about personal experienceThe pop culture tradition; readings, with analysis for writingComposition studies in the new millennium : rereading the past, rewriting the futureAssigning, responding, evaluating : a writing teacher's guideInquiry : questioning, reading, writing