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ERIC Number: ED280075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Beginning a Teacher-Researcher Program: The First Steps.
Elliot, Norbert; And Others
A study evaluated the effectiveness of a teacher-researcher program begun in the Fort Worth Indpendent School District to improve and assess students' writing abilities. The study sought to determine if there was a noticeable improvement in the writing skills of students studying with the teacher-researchers as opposed to students studying with nonparticipants. All teachers had their students complete two pieces of timed writing on topics previously proved successful in the district. The holistic method, through which readers are encouraged to view a piece of writing as more than the mere sum of its parts, was used to assess the papers. Considered as a group, writing samples submitted by students of teacher-researchers showed an improvement in average scores. In five of the six grades evaluated, the writing of teacher-researchers' students showed greater improvement than did the writing of the comparison group, but the writing of the comparison group students showed improvement in only two of the six grade levels. (Tables of data are included.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A