ERIC Number: ED113718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Assessing English and Language Arts Teachers' Attitudes toward Writers and Writing.
Blake, Robert W.
The thesis of this paper is that if English and language arts teachers will examine their attitudes toward writers and writing, and compare their attitudes with those held by successful writers, they may come to hold a more realistic idea of what the process of writing is like. An attitude scale dealing with writers and writing was administered to 23 graduate students who were all experienced teachers at the beginning of a five-week summer session course on teaching written composition. The scale included 40 items under three major categories: skills of writing, varieties of writing, and different kinds of writers. At the conclusion of the course, the attitude scale was again administered to the teachers. From the data it was concluded that, on the average, these teachers changed their attitudes toward writing and writers. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State English Council (25th, Buffalo, October 9-11, 1975)