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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF EDUCATION

Teaching speaking, listening and writing
By Trudy Wallace, Winifred E. Stariha and Herbert J. Walberg

IBE

EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES SERIES-14

The International Academy of Education-IAE
The International Academy of Education (IAE) is a not-for-profit scientific association that promotes educational research, its dissemination, and the implementation of its implications. Founded in 1986, the Academy is dedicated to strengthening the contributions of research, solving critical educational problems throughout the world, and providing better communication among policy makers, researchers and practitioners. The seat of the Academy is at the Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts in Brussels, Belgium, and its co-ordinating centre is at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. The general aim of the IAE is to foster scholarly excellence in all fields of education. Towards this end, the Academy provides timely syntheses of research-based evidence of international importance. The Academy also provides critiques of research, its evidentiary basis, and its application to policy. The members of the Board of Directors of the Academy are: • Erik De Corte, University of Leuven, Belgium (President) • Herbert Walberg, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America • Barry Fraser, Curtin University of Technology, Australia (Executive Director) • Jacques Hallak, Paris, France • Michael Kirst, Stanford University, United States of America • Ulrich Teichler, University of Kassel, Germany

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Preface
As suggested by the title, this booklet is about the teaching of speaking, listening and writing. It complements previous booklets on promoting pre-school language, reading and teaching additional languages. It has been prepared for inclusion in the Educational Practices Series developed by the International Academy of Education and distributed by the International Bureau of Education and the Academy. As part of its mission, the Academy provides timely syntheses of research on educational topics of international importance. This booklet is the fourteenth in the series on educational practices that generally improve learning. The first and second contributors to the planning and writing of this booklet are distinguished educators and scholars. Trudy Wallace taught secondary school English and graduate-level writing. She conducted research on eminent women writers, which she presented at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, the University of Cape Town in South Africa and in Caracas, Venezuela. She serves as editor on the International journal of educational development, and currently serves as Director of Gifted, Talented, and Enriched Academics for Chicago Public Schools. Winifred E. Stariha is a teacher at the Near North Special Education Center in Chicago. She taught regular, bilingual and special education students and reading, writing, and other language skills to adult non-native English speakers from many parts of the world. She has conducted research on notable women artists and musicians and presented her work at international conferences in the Czech Republic, Spain, South Africa, Finland, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Formerly Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University, Herbert Walberg is Principal Investigator at the MidAtlantic Laboratory for Student Success, a University Scholar and Emeritus Research Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. An editor or author of more than fifty books, he has contributed more than 300 papers to peer-reviewed psychology and education journals, and he has written extensively for educators and policy makers. He currently editor of this series of booklets. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American...
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