ERIC Number: ED230543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Teacher Exchange In England: A Model to Improve Writing in the Public Schools.
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette V.
Teachers participating in the Teacher Center-United Kingdom Exchange Program at New Mexico State University were required to keep a journal throughout the entire exchange year. The objective of the exercise was to improve writing and reduce writing anxiety among the teachers, and to influence them to implement journal writing in their public school classrooms. Teachers recorded their activities, observations, experiences, and reflections. Major topics suggested for inclusion in the journals were: (1) teacher-child relationships; (2) classroom management structures; (3) teaching methods and materials; (4) curriculum and school programs; (5) family-parent-child relationships; (6) sociocultural structures; (7) recreational/pleasure activities; and (8) curriculum decision making. A summary of the journal was required at the end of the exchange program. A structured writing course, implemented as a follow-up to the exchange experience, is described which provides teachers with guidance in producing a written document, possibly of publication quality, of their experiences. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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