ERIC Number: ED198568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Pennsylvania Writing Project: From Teachers to Teachers.
Weiss, Robert H.
West Chester State College and the intermediate units of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties joined in 1979 to develop the Pennsylvania Writing Project (PWP) as a National Writing Project site. The William Penn Foundation provided initial funding for the project, and a number of schools and school districts have also contributed funds. Each year, the PWP--following the model of the Bay Area Writing Project--brings a group of area teachers from all grade levels to the West Chester State College campus for a four-week summer institute of intensive study and interaction. It also engages the teachers in follow-up inservice programs in which they become teacher/consultants reaching other teachers. Teachers in the summer institute participate in a variety of activities, including demonstrations of teaching methods, (usually presented by participants for their peers) and small group discussions that provide the teachers with the opportunity to practice the kinds of assignments they give their students. Nationally known experts on teaching writing also make presentations. (Extensive examples of writing from participants in the 1980 summer institute and from their students concerning their responses to learning about the writing process and the project are included.) (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Writing Project; Pennsylvania Writing Project
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