ERIC Number: ED429297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-5
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Staff Development in Writing Instruction and the Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools: A Review of the Literature.
Witucki, Rose M.
With the introduction of the "whole language" approach to literacy and an emphasis on "across the curriculum" learning, the effective instruction of writing has taken on an added importance during the past two decades in California. Recent public demands for a "back to basics" school curriculum where the mastering of individual skills is valued has prompted the issuance of rigorous statewide standards and the rewriting of the California Reading/Language Arts Framework. In response to these events, this paper answers the following questions: (1) What are the current practices to inservice teachers of upper elementary students in the instruction of writing?; and (2) Which staff development models for the instruction of writing are best in accord with the new Reading/Language Arts Framework? The paper presents sections on the following: relevant definitions; a history of the topic/major contributors and contributions; major issues and controversies; model practices and programs; synthesis and analysis; conclusions; and recommendations. Contains 21 references and a 9-item bibliography. (NKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California