ERIC Number: ED357365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Dynamics of the Writing Conference: Social and Cognitive Interaction.
Flynn, Thomas, Ed.; King, Mary, Ed.
Presenting highlights from the past decade of East Central Writing Centers Association conferences, this book addresses the questions of how writing conferences foster the development of writing ability and how teachers can give students control of their own writing and of the writing conference and thus promote higher-order thinking. By providing insight into nontraditional writing settings, this book illustrates how college composition teachers can promote an exchange of ideas with their students and help those students achieve independence in their writing. Essays in the book include the following: (1) "Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Writing Conferences" (Thomas Flynn); (2) "A Counseling Approach to Writing Conferences" (David Taylor); (3) "Reevaluation of the Question as a Teaching Tool" (JoAnn B. Johnson); (4) "On the Issue of Authority" (David C. Fletcher); (5) "Looking for Clues" (Thomas C. Schmitzer); (6) "Experts with Life, Novices with Writing" (Marcia L. Hurlow); (7) "What Can Students Say about Poems? Reader Response in a Conference Setting" (Mary King); (8) "Using Conferences to Help Students Write Multiple Source Papers" (Patrick J. Slattery); (9) "Conferencing for the 'Learning-Disabled': How We Might Really Help" (Cornelius Cosgrove); (10) "Fostering Spontaneous Dialect Shift in the Writing of African-American Students" (Susanna Horn); and (11) "Writing Problems beyond the Classroom: The Confidence Problem" (Paula M. Oye). (SAM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cognitive Processes, Counseling, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 12811-3050; $12.95 members, $16.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.