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ERIC Number: ED434353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-12
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Writing Back to Writers: Inter-Institutional Collaboration and Preliminary Research on the Value of Substantive Response in Writing Instruction.
Brown, Randel D.; Fjelstad, Per Even Tor
This paper records two different professors' thoughts and experiences as recipients of fellowships for school-university collaboration. The first recipient, after hearing about program models in education, is changing how he thinks about education and the possible mission of the university. In the paper, he explains that the collaborative project sought to promote attention in classrooms to the practices of responding to writing, both at those times when teachers respond to student work and when students respond to each other's work. Activities and discussions were planned that would immerse interested teachers in practices of substantive response and allow them collectively to compare the effectiveness of strategies for applying the practices of substantive response. According to the paper, each professor was emboldened to experiment with new approaches to teaching. The second professor uses an "open letter" to his colleagues to describe in narrative form his feelings about teaching and how the fellowship has given him the opportunity to let some other people into the private space of teaching. A research proposal for research on professorial responses to student writing (with Dora Flores) is appended, as is an update on the project. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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