ERIC Number: ED250715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
If Maslow Taught Writing: A Way to Look at Motivation in the Composition Classroom. Writing Teachers at Work.
Hill, Ada; Boone, Beth
Intended for use by teachers at both the college and the secondary school level, this booklet describes a method of getting students to write using the motivation theories developed by the psychologist Abraham Maslow. The first chapter of the booklet reviews Maslow's basic principles as they apply to the teaching of writing, but includes a cautionary note to the effect that interested persons would do better to read Maslow in the original. The second chapter discusses the tools and methods available to teachers for assessing students' writing needs, while the third outlines a number of general motivational strategies for use in the classroom. The fourth chapter deals with designing writing assignments that meet students' needs and goals, and the fifth explains how to implement this type of writing program. A short list of resource references concludes the booklet. (RBW)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education, Motivation Techniques, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Publications Department, Bay Area Writing Project, 5635 Tolman Hall, School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Request "Publications for Teachers" for ordering information.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: Maslow (Abraham); National Writing Project; Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Prepared through National Writing Project.