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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Ann Ellsworthen
dc.contributor.authorKnickerbocker, Michelle Tappmeyeren
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T15:17:53Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T15:17:53Z
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15058
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if preservice teachers' perceptions of their writing skills aligned with their actual writing skills and how their writing experiences affected their attitudes and beliefs toward writing and writing instruction. This mixed-methods study measured the linguistic skills of 27 elementary education students through a variety of quantitative assessments designed to measure both their writing abilities and their knowledge of linguistic concepts. Surveys, classroom observations, writing samples, and interviews provided qualitative data of writing experiences, attitudes, and beliefs regarding writing and writing instruction. The quantitative and qualitative data were then analyzed and compared. The results confirmed the hypothesis that students' perceptions, as shaped by their writing experiences, and attitudes and beliefs about writing and writing instruction, did not accurately reflect their abilities. Recommendations were made for possible curriculum changes and other supports to improve students' skills and shift their attitudes and beliefs about the value of writing and writing instruction.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Education, Health & Human Developmenten
dc.subject.lcshStudent teachers Attitudes.en
dc.subject.lcshWriting.en
dc.subject.lcshAbility.en
dc.subject.lcshTeaching.en
dc.subject.lcshLinguistics.en
dc.subject.lcshSelf-evaluation.en
dc.titlePreservice elementary teachers' writing skills: perceptions versus abilitiesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 by Michelle Tappmeyer Knickerbockeren
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Ann Ellsworth (chairperson); Nora Smith; Ann Ewbank; Joyce Herbeck.en
thesis.degree.departmentEducation.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMEden
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage160en
mus.data.thumbpage153en


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