ERIC Number: ED214165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
From Bare Bones: Building a Training Program for Writing Teachers.
Bridges, Charles William; And Others
The steps to be taken when organizing a training program for writing teachers are discussed in this paper. The following components are examined: (1) the qualifications of the training program director; (2) the content of a training manual explaining the reasons, activities, and instructional materials of the writing courses being taught; (3) first meetings and regular meetings of the program participants; (4) getting released time for the program director to expand the program's activities; (5) proposing formal courses on the teaching of composition; (6) the topics and activities of a problems course in teaching composition and of the supervised teaching component; (7) the use of faculty sponsors for all the beginning teachers; (8) providing inservice meetings for the new writing teachers; and (9) setting up a resource center of supplementary texts and favorite assignments. An annotated bibliography contains readings on the need for training composition teachers, programs for training composition teachers, and a basic bibliography for beginning teachers of writing. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (San Francisco, CA, December 1979).