ERIC Number: ED143009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-20
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Creative Writing and the Other Arts on Literacy. Final Report.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.
The Teachers & Writers Collaborative, organized in 1967, places professional writers in New York City classrooms to work on a regular basis with teachers and children. A study was made of the collaborative's creative arts program for children in grades four, five, and six in one elementary school, in order to examine three aspects of the program: the type of children it attracted; the ways in which the writers defined the goals of the program; and the extent to which children achieved those goals. Analysis of the results indicates that children attracted by the program represented a cross-section of an economically and ethnically varied population and that the reading level of children who volunteered for extended work in the program was, on the whole, below that of children who did not volunteer for the program. The study also shows that the writers' comments on and criteria for children's writing are of a more specific nature than are those of classroom teachers. There is evidence that writers help develop skills in children that are displayed in writing and in classroom situations outside the program. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Research Grants.
Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.