ERIC Number: ED305653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One.
Farrell, Pamela B., Ed.
Focusing on high school writing centers, this collection of essays discusses a variety of issues associated with the writing center, including the process of securing the principal's support, setting goals, working out physical arrangements, training tutors and professional staff, fostering student participation, and record keeping. Essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "High School Writing Centers: An Introduction" (Pamela B. Farrell); (2) "The High School Writing Lab/Center: A Dialogue" (William A. Speiser and Pamela B. Farrell); (3) "Goals and Philosophies of High School Writing Centers" (Amy K. Levin); (4) "Finding a Space" (Richard Allen and Pamela B. Farrell); (5) "Staffing the Writing Center" (Harriet Marcus and Pamela B. Farrell); (6) "Scheduling" (Barbara Brooks and Carol Lefelt); (7) "Developing a Writing Center: What Can a Consultant Do?" (Lil Brannon); (8) "Training Peer Tutors for the Secondary School Writing Center" (Elizabeth Ackley); (9) "Training of Professional Staff" (Anne Wright); (10) "Filling the Room: Public Relations" (James Upton); (11) "Types of Student Clients" (Ellen H. Brinkley); (12) "Working with Students" (Sharon Sorenson); (13) "Supervising" (Elizabeth Ackley); (14) "Keeping Records in the Writing Lab" (Anne Wright); (15) "Equipment for the Writing Lab/Center" (Anne Wright); (16) "Computers Interact with Writers and Tutors" (Pamela B. Farrell); (17) "Revising Aids: A Step Beyond Word Processing" (Pat Stoddart); (18) "Why Computer Assisted Instruction?" (Betty Barbara Sipe); (19) "High School-College Collaboration" (Henry A. Luce); (20) "Writing across the Curriculum" (Barbara Brooks); (21) "Community Connections" (Rosa I. Bhakuni); (22) "Community and the Writing Lab" (John Neil Graham). (Appendixes include "true confessions" of high school writing center directors, a list of suggested readings for writing center directors, and a high school writing center directory.) (MM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College School Cooperation, Computer Assisted Instruction, High School Students, High Schools, Program Design, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Teacher Role, Tutor Training, Writing Instruction, Writing Laboratories
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 21187-3020, $6.95 member, $8.75 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.