ERIC Number: ED213036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Writing Laboratory: Organization, Management, and Methods.
Steward, Joyce S.; Croft, Mary K.
The four chapters of this book move from the history, philosophy, and approaches that writing laboratories encompass to a look at the many facets of their organization before treating in detail the actual teaching process and the practical elements of writing laboratory management. Chapter one notes the growth of writing labs and discusses approaches to designing, financing, and budgeting writing labs. Chapter two focuses on the physical arrangements of writing labs and procedures for selecting, training, and supervising staff, including peer tutors. Chapter three analyzes the components of the lab process, including conference teaching, small group instruction (modules, minicourses, and adjuncts), and outreach programs. Chapter four is about lab management and contains sections on managing for growth and change, organizing the schedule, maintaining records and administrative reports, using publicity, evaluating the lab program, and selecting-developing instructional materials, including computer assisted instruction. An appendix offers samples of training aids, promotional materials, forms, handouts, and samples of lesson plans, teaching modules, and mini-courses. A bibliography contains aids for the lab teacher and for lab teaching (dictionaries, style manuals), and sources that discuss specific aspects of writing (marketing, book reviewing, business writing, English as a second language, and fiction writing). (RL)
Descriptors: Administration, Higher Education, Learning Laboratories, Organization, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Scott, Foresman and Company, 1900 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025 ($9.95 paper).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Writing Laboratories