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ERIC Number: ED243132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Written Literacy Forum: Combining Research and Practice. Research Series No. 138.
Clark, Christopher M.; Florio-Ruane, Susan
Composed of teachers, researchers, and teacher educators, the Written Literacy Forum suggests a model for bringing research and practice together. During its first two years of operation, the forum (1) investigated the means of rendering research findings in a form meaningful to practitioners; (2) created three formats for sharing research findings--simulation games for graduate student-researchers, the small roundtable format for inservice meetings between practitioners and researchers, and group analysis of case studies; (3) noted that while teachers and preservice teachers sought the opinions of teacher members of the forum during inservice meetings, administrators and curriculum specialists tended to seek information from forum researchers; and (4) found from classroom observations that effective teachers alternate their attention and energies among three levels of sociocognitive environments for writing in the high school: the general social system of the classroom, the curriculum, and the needs of individual students. (Samples of teacher-made materials used during inservice activities are appended.) (MM)
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.