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ERIC Number: ED458625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Dixie Goswami and Write To Change: Connecting Learners.
Young, Art
In this paper, the author/educator considers the influence of the composition scholar Dixie Goswami on his own professional career as a teacher of writing at Clemson University. The paper takes the author through his graduate studies and his attendance at summer institutes, pointing out that Dixie Goswami was always an inspiration to him and to his colleagues. Professor Goswami was responsible for the author's hiring at Clemson, and the paper discusses the university programs and community service projects in elementary school writing that he undertook there. The author/educator learned to put into practice key concepts by Dixie Goswami about teaching writing: constructing real audiences for writing; the importance of inquiry and research; cross-age tutoring practices; publication as an important end of the composition process; and how collaboration among schools, colleges, and community organizations can build an environment for students to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others in the community. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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