ERIC Number: ED191061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Interview Report. Evaluation of the Bay Area Writing Project. Technical Report.
As part of the evaluation of the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), 12 teachers participating in the BAWP Summer Invitational Program and 11 teachers who participated in BAWP inservice programs were interviewed before and after their BAWP experiences. The BAWP training appeared to change both inservice and invitational teachers regardless of teacher characteristics. Teachers in the summer invitational program used a wider range of instructional techniques after their BAWP training, and they reported more frequent use of specific techniques. The inservice teachers reported a larger absolute number of significant changes in classroom practices and course emphases. BAWP training did not cause excessive emphasis on any one type of writing at the expense of other types. When BAWP teachers were compared to a group of non-BAWP teachers, it was found that the BAWP teachers were more likely to teach writing as a process rather than a product, to use a variety of techniques to teach writing, and to use peer feedback to involve students in the writing and editing process. BAWP did not seem effective in causing participants to write more (either professionally or personally) or in increasing the leadership activities of the participating teachers. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.