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ERIC Number: ED246484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Administering Writing Programs: A Workshop Leader's Handbook.
Collins, John
This handbook describes a workshop designed to help administrative personnel improve school system writing programs. The handbook contains agendas for one-day and two-day workshops, and modules that provide (1) a case study of a writing program coordinator; (2) a discussion of the basic elements of a writing program, including program philosophy, skills to be taught, teaching methods and materials, evaluation methods, and teacher training methods; (3) a rating scale to elicit opinions on a number of writing related issues; (4) a selected bibliography of readings for administrators; (5) a list of functions and activities for the program administrator; (6) explanations of analytic and holistic scoring, and writing samples to be scored by workshop participants; and (7) guidelines for assessing and restructuring writing programs. Additional resources contained in the handbook include suggestions for using the writing folder in the classroom, a writing program assessment instrument, a discussion of competency programs for basic skills improvement, and descriptions of the New Jersey Writing Project and an individualized language arts program. (FL)
Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., 34 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 ($7.00; 10 or more, $6.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.; Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.