ERIC Number: ED345263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher as Writer: Entering the Professional Conversation.
Dahl, Karin L., Ed.
This book, featuring teacher writers from all levels of education, offers consciousness-raising stories of the teachers' first steps toward authorship, advice for all aspects of the Writing process, suggestions for conducting writing groups, and a wealth of insider information on how to develop quality articles for professional journals and get them published. Included in the book are: (1) "Introduction: Old Habits, New Conversations" (K. L. Dahl); (2) "Evolving Voice" (T. Romano); (3) "A Teacher's Story of Renewal" (N. Gorrell); (4) "Writing Groups: A Personal Source of Support" (B. Van Ryder); (5) "Teacher Research: Catalyst for Writing" (C. L. Five); (6) "Students Teach Me What To Write" (J. Simmons); (7) "Reflections of a Teacher Writer" (V. E. Milz); (8) "Getting It Down and Sending It Out" (R. Monroe); (9) "Why Write for Publication?" (C. Crowe); (10) "Professional Writing: Redefining Teaching as Learning" (R. Winters); (11) "To Read Like an Author" (A. M. Frager); (12) "Writing, Editing, and Miracles" (K. Donelson); (13) "Inside 'Language Arts': An Editor's Story of One Journal" (W. H. Teale); (14) "Authentic Voices for an Isolated Profession" (B. F. Nelms); (15) "An Affiliate Editor's Perspective" (A. K. Swinger); (16) "Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Manuscript" (G. E. Tompkins); (17) "Searching for Journals: A Brief Guide and 100 Sample Species (C. M. Anson and B. Maylath); (18) "Beating the Odds: Getting a Manuscript Published" (M. A. Deitrich); (19) "Confessions of a Computer Convert" (T. Kibler); (20) "Finding Voices in the Silence" (R. Casbergue and P. J. Austin); (21) "Beginnings: Effective Starting Points for Professional Writing" (E. Tway); (22) "Decisions Authors Make while Writing" (D. L. Prater); (23) "Distancing from and Revising Text" (L. M. McGee and G. E. Tompkins); (24) "Revision: The Heart of Writing" (K. M. Feathers); (25) "Rejection: Who Needs It?" (A. K. Swinger); (26) "Writing Communities: One Historical Perspective" (M. K. Healy); (27) "A Writer's Community: How Teachers Can Form Writing Groups" (R. K. Durst); (28) "Collaborative Writing as an Option" (J. Dillard and K. L. Dahl); and (29) "Creating Communities for Teacher Research" (M. Cochran-Smith and S. L. Lytle). (HB)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Periodicals, Revision (Written Composition), Teacher Role, Teachers, Writing for Publication, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 52686-3050; $14.95 members, $19.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.