ERIC Number: ED176263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher-Student Conference and the Development of Meaning in Writing.
Collins, James L.
Teacher/student conferences in composition at their best involve a shared commitment involving both teacher and student in developing meaning in the student's writing and are an improvement over theme annotation, which separates writer and reader and tends to cast the teacher in the role of respondent with judgmental powers. However, unless teachers and students share the process of developing meaning in writing, it is probable that the teacher will dominate the conference. By cooperating and collaborating with students, teachers can avoid the possibility of dominating the psychological processes involved in shaping or forming meaning in writing. Teachers must let students do most of the talking during the conference, and the subject of that talk most often must be the subject of the student's writing, not the conventions of written language. (Transcripts of teacher/student interactions are included.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Student Conferences
Note: Paper presented at the Combined Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education and the Secondary School English Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 15-18, 1979)