ERIC Number: ED184123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Bay Area Writing Project/California Writing Project/National Writing Project: An Overview.
California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
This overview of the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) discusses the initiation and development of BAWP, the proliferation of programs based on the Bay Area model, and the establishment of the National Writing Project (NWP). The basis for BAWP is described as the recognition that there are outstanding teachers of writing in the schools and that these teachers, when identified and encouraged, can serve as the best teachers of their peers. The report deals with other aspects of BAWP such as inservice training programs that range from three-hour workshops to year-long series of programs; follow-up activities such as monthly meetings, writing groups, and newsletters; other teacher education efforts at the University of California such as the Open Program (part of Berkeley's Summer Program for Teachers), the Subject-A Training Program, the Pre-Service Credential Program, and a Master of Arts in Teaching program; classroom based research in California secondary schools; teacher-written curriculum publications; an emphasis on writing across the curriculum; and program expansion to the state level. The last portion of the report describes the development of the NWP, explains the procedure for establishing new NWP sites, and summarizes recent evaluations of the effects of BAWP. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.