ERIC Number: ED311452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in English and the Language Arts: The Challenge of Teacher Education.
Selfe, Cynthia L., Ed.; And Others
This handbook combines the experience and advice of pioneers in computer-enhanced instruction in colleges and high schools across the United States and documents the scope of the problem of teacher access to training by describing the results of a survey of teacher educators conducted in November 1985. The first section of the book describes 12 existing programs; the second suggests desirable models. After an introduction by Wiliam Oates, the book includes the following essays: (1) "A Computer-Training Program for English Teachers: Cuyahoga Community College and the Urban Initiatives Action Program" (David Humphreys); (2) "Integrating Computers into the Language Arts Curriculum at Lesley College" (Joan Dunfey); (3) "English Teachers and the Potential of Microcomputers as Instructional Resources at the State University of New York at Buffalo" (Elizabeth A. Sommers and James L. Collins); (4) "Interactive Computer Tools for Teachers of Writing at All Instructional levels at Columbia University's Teacher College" (Amy L. Heebner); (5) "The Gateway Writing Project: Staff Development and Computers in St. Louis" (Jane Zeni Flinn and Chris Madigan); (6) "Linking Secondary School and College Writing Teachers: CAI Staff Development That Works in Indianapolis" (Barbara L. Cambridge and Ulla Connor); (7) "Captain Jacobsen and the Apple Jocks: Computers and English Teachers at Glendora High School" (Sandra Hooven); (8) "Computers: Catalysts for Change at Springfield High School" (W. Edward Bureau); (9) "Adapting to a New Environment: Word Processing and the Training of Writing Teachers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst" (Paul LeBlanc and Charles Moran); (10) "Preparing Teacher for Computers and Writing: Plans and Issues at Governors State University" (Deborah H. Holdstein); (11) "Integrating Computers and Composition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale" (Stephen A. Bernhardt and Bruce C. Appleby); (12) "Faculty Development for Computer Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee" (Eleanor Berry and others); (13) "Developing and Implementing Computer-Training Programs for English Teachers: A Game Plan" (Dawn Rodrigues); (14) "Creating Writing Activities with the Word Processor" (Helen J. Schwartz); (15) "Incorporating Prewriting Software into the Writing Program" (Michael Spitzer); (16) "Style-Analysis Programs: Teachers Using the Tools" (Kate Kiefer and others); (17) "Using Computers in the Literature Class" (Frank Madden); (18) "Databases for English Teachers" (Stephen Marcus); (19) "Teaching in Networked Classrooms" (Trent Batson); (20) "Computer-Supported Writing Classes: Lessons for Teachers" (Cynthia L. Selfe and Billie J. Wahlstrom); and (21) "Evaluation of Computer-Writing Curriculum Projects" (Raymond J. Rodrigues). Two appendixes, "Survey of Computer Uses in English Education Programs" (William Wresch) and "Computer Access for English Classes" (Elizabeth Foster and others), are attached. (MS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, English Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Arts, Staff Development, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 08172-3020; $12.95 member, $16.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.