ERIC Number: ED146613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Creating Images: Evaluation and the Writing Teacher.
Donovan, Timothy R.
When students submit their writing for evaluation, teachers too often respond in fixed ways that create images of the evaluator as preacher, as police officer, as stenographer, as computer specialist, or as obsessive-compulsive. Instead of creating a fixed, or "tied," image that promotes predictable, stereotyped student responses, teachers may create a "free" image for students by focusing on students' individual needs as writers. Such an approach is based on the assumptions that the writers and their work are worthy, that evaluation should motivate students, that evaluation must be individualized, that the writing teacher should respect students' ideas and words, and that evaluation can never be an end in itself but must play a role in teaching the writing process. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)