ERIC Number: ED202033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
A Primary Teacher's Inservice Support System for Writing.
Orchard, Diane Terry
Ten second and third grade teachers participated in a study to determine the effectiveness of a "support system" inservice program, in which teachers shared successful teaching procedures and discussed the problems encountered in the teaching of writing. The teachers attended monthly support meetings, shared the writing of their students, kept logs in which they recorded their feelings about writing instruction, and permitted a researcher to observe their classes over a school year. The topics covered at each support meeting were determined by the needs expressed by the teachers. At the end of the year-long project, the teachers wrote evaluations and the student writing samples were holistically rated by trained scorers. The results indicated that student writing improved over the course of the program. In addition, all the participating teachers reported that they had gained useful information through the program and that they felt more confident about teaching writing to students. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Language Arts in the Elementary School (13th, Portland, OR, April 10-12, 1981).