ERIC Number: ED359153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Creation of a Journal for a Graduate Seminar.
Holmes, Edward W.; Blair, A. Karen
This paper describes the creation of a journal entitled "Issues in Education" by eight elementary education and reading students in a graduate seminar course. The journal, published each semester by the Elementary Education Department, Towson State University (Maryland), presents articles illustrative of current teacher concerns. Topics relate to issues in education that are especially important in the students' own classrooms, schools, or school systems. The seminar students' themes included the need for change or restructuring in many areas of education, the unique needs of individual students, various teacher roles, grouping, critical thinking, writing workshop, television viewing, and the integrated language arts. Students worked in peer response groups to help one another with preliminary and final drafts of their articles. Brief annotated bibliographies about the research topics were required, and at semester's end students presented their journal articles orally before the seminar group. Course evaluations indicated that journal article writing gave the graduate students an audience, thereby making their work more real. An appendix provides oral report specifications. (Contains 15 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Education Courses, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journal Writing, Masters Programs, Reading Instruction, Seminars, Student Publications, Teacher Education, Teacher Researchers, Writing for Publication
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (73rd, Los Angeles, CA, February 13-17, 1993).