ERIC Number: ED196025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Impact of GSU/SCTW Summer Writing Workshops: Preliminary Results.
Boiarsky, Carolyn; And Others
Seeking to evaluate the impact of three summer workshops to improve the teaching of writing at all school levels, the sponsors of the workshops (Georgia State University/Southeast Center for the Teaching of Writing) used both a telephone survey of half the people attending two of the workshops and four pretest-posttest instruments. The instruments were the Attitude and Knowledge in Written Composition from the battery of Illinois Tests on the Teaching of English, the Language Inquiry, the Philosophy of Composition, and participants' writing samples. A preliminary analysis of the evaluation data indicated the summer writing workshops had a positive impact on the participants. Results of the subjective analyses of the participants' philosophies of composition and the telephone interviews appeared to correlate positively with the results of the two objective measures--the Attitude and Knowledge in Written Composition and the Language Inquiry. It appeared that, following participation in the summer workshops, the teachers either acquired or increased their process orientation toward teaching writing and adapted methods in their classrooms that were compatible with this approach. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southeast National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate Conference (Atlanta, GA, September 25-27, 1980).