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ERIC Number: ED301887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Sweetwater Model for Writing Improvement.
Head, Susan D.
This report describes a computer-assisted writing laboratory project integrating Model Curriculum Standards (teacher-developed instructional literature guides integrating the reading of core pieces of literature with the writing process), the writing process, computer hardware and software, and staff development. The report estimates that in the second year of the project (1988-89) 20,000 students at 18 junior and senior high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District (Chula Vista, California) will rotate through the 36 laboratories and complete a variety of writing assignments allowing them to incorporate revision as a natural part of writing and allowing the 250 teachers to respond more to content and text-level issues. The report also describes the 3-year evaluation plan for the project. Appendixes include a list of 41 literature-based writing assignments, the results of a survey of teachers in the project, and excerpts from student evaluations. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Philadelphia, PA, November 5-7, 1988).