ERIC Number: ED389910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Written on the Margins. Creative Writing and Adult Education in Cleveland.
This report summarizes the findings of a 2-year research project on creative writing and adult education in Cleveland, England, that focused on the ideas and feelings of tutors, students, and writers involved in creative writing workshops in the city. The report begins with overviews of creative writing activities in Cleveland (including mention of professional writers currently/formerly residing in the city). Presented next are comments from those interviewed regarding opportunities for developing writing inside and outside educational institutions, including government-funded community arts projects and voluntary networks. Available outlets for publication are identified. The aims/significance of research examining adult education and creative writing programs are discussed. Barriers to involvement in creative writing programs and the different uses made of creative writing in education are described, and the debate over whether creative writing is or should be education or art is considered. The next few sections address the following concerns identified by those interviewed: assessment, creative writing groups as sources of support and guidance for free-standing groups and vehicles for giving/receiving constructive feedback. Concluding the report are guidelines for giving and receiving good feedback, and a discussion of the roles of creative writers as tutors and tutors as writers. Contains 22 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Criticism, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Tutors, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops
Department of Adult Continuing Education, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, England, United Kingdom (3.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leeds Univ. (England). Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: England (Cleveland)
Note: Funded by the Universities Funding Council.