ERIC Number: ED461869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Profiles of the National Writing Project: Improving Writing and Learning in the Nation's Schools.
National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
Each of the 161 National Writing Project sites offers an intensive institute every summer and invites distinguished local teachers of writing from all grade levels, from kindergarten through university, to attend. The institute focuses on these teachers, examining their exemplary classroom practices, supporting their work with research studies, and encouraging them to develop their own writing. These teachers become the teachers of other teachers during the school year, credible as mentors because they come directly from their own classrooms to lead professional development workshops. This report first features a selection of research results from across the country that demonstrate the success of writing project teachers in improving their students' writing achievement. The report then presents a selection of student writing samples from the classrooms of writing project teachers. It also makes a case for why writing is crucial to academic success, workplace success, and lifetime achievement, using supporting data from studies performed by the U.S. Department of Education. Finally, the report offers some key facts about the National Writing Project. (NKA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Professional Development, Profiles, Writing Achievement, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Teachers
National Writing Project, 2105 Bancroft #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042. Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail: email@example.com. Web site: http://www.writingproject.org. For full text: http://www.writingproject.org/downloads/profiles.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.