ERIC Number: ED220849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Writing as Quality Staff Development. Monograph Number One.
Webster, William E.; Page, Ernest R.
Twelve lessons were learned from the Kern/Eastern Sierra Writing Project (KESWP): (1) successful teachers of writing can be identified and their practices demonstrated to others; (2) writing is an important way to learn as well as to communicate--the process of writing is as valuable as the product; (3) teachers of writing must write; (4) most writing teachers are inadequately prepared and lack opportunities to become aware of current research in writing; (5) the responsibility of teaching writing, shared by all levels of the educational community, can best be addressed by cooperatively planned and funded efforts; (6) the best teacher of teachers is another successful teacher; (7) the skills besides good writing needed by a teacher/consultant can be taught and learned; (8) effective teachers of teachers must know themselves as well as the system with which they are working; (9) for a writing improvement program to be effective, all parties concerned must agree on the nature of the training and the expected results; (10) specific working strategies can help teacher/consultants become more effective; (11) there is a set of known criteria for quality programs of staff development; and (12) individuals with consultant skills and knowledge of staff development programs can make major contributions to the improvement of writing in school systems in which they work. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Bakersfield.