Why Children Cant Write

Dr. Young was invited to write an article for this British Columbian journal explaining why American children are having difficulty writing.


For decades, American schools have moved in the direction of letting children writing with a free flowing spirit ignoring the conventions of writing.   Now that the state tests have exposed the perils of this writing strategy, educators are moving back to a tough love approach to teaching writing. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Dr. Elizabeth Young
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Primary Education
British Columbia
Date Published: 
Sunday, March 24, 2002
Anne Davies

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