ERIC Number: ED327874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Writing and Sense of Self: Identity Negotiation in Writing Workshops.
Brooke, Robert E.
Drawing on findings from psychology, anthropology, and sociology, this book examines motivation for writing and connects writing with the roles each person plays--in the family, the workplace, and in social and cultural groups including school--and with the lifelong search for potential new roles. As a blueprint for changing the writing of college students, the book offers portraits of four types of writing classes and discusses rationales, teacher roles, assignments, day-to-day classroom practices, student behaviors, and outcomes. The book presents the perceptions, concerns, and thought processes of writing teachers (from a practitioner's point of view) as well as findings from student interviews conducted outside of class. It is the thesis of the book that the new roles for students that emerge from a writer-centered workshop can change the way students learn, from passive absorption toward an ability to use experience to change their own lives and those of their communities. (KEH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Writing Assignments, Writing Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Writing Teachers, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.