Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran

Second Advisor

Eugene H. Bressler


Correction is an important aspect of teaching, one that ESL teachers face daily. At issue is the ability to match the teacher's goals or priorities with what is supposed to be taught or learned, and the specific teaching-learning environment.

The study presents my original definition of correction, the beginning reference point for this work, which is eventually compared to a new definition of correction. The evolution of the new definition is based upon documentation and analysis of five case studies and the systematic generation and development of a model for correction use.

The model is adaptable for use by any teacher, but necessarily different depending upon that teacher's goals and priorities. The model is flexible and therefore able to accommodate individual teaching-learning environments as well as any changes in personal priorities and goals.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Linguistics