ERIC Number: ED367617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Publication of a Graduate Seminar Journal: Connecting Students and Content.
Holmes, Edward W.; Blair, A. Karen
The intention in the creation and publication of a journal, "Issues in Education," at Towson State University (Maryland) was to offer an alternative to the traditional seminar paper for graduate students in elementary education and reading. The goal was to have seminar students feel that the product of their library research was valuable and of interest to colleagues and that there was a clear connection between course work and classroom experiences. The seminar courses used a writer's workshop model, with students forming peer response groups to help each other prepare preliminary and final drafts. The journal has provided graduate students with a way to demonstrate for a broader audience the issues of particular interest to them, their scholarly investigation of those issues, and their practical application in their own careers. The graduate students felt that the effort they put into their research would be acknowledged and respected. The titles of the papers printed in the first four issues of the journal are listed in an appendix. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers; Towson State University MD
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Sarasota, FL, February 1994).