ERIC Number: ED461870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
National Writing Project Annual Report, 1998.
National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
The mission of the National Writing Project (NWP) is to improve writing and learning in the nation's schools. Through its professional development mode, the National Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership. Through its extensive network of teachers, the National Writing Project seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in America. With this annual report for 1998, the National Writing Project celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding and also celebrates an increase in base funding from the federal government for fiscal year 1999 from $5 million to $7 million. The report notes that the new funding puts the NWP on the path to bringing it within reach of every teacher in the nation and allows for larger site grants, more new sites, and increased program assistance to sites. It also notes that the NWP plans to expand its dissemination activities, from its Web site to its publications. The annual report is divided into the following sections: The Importance of Writing; Teachers Teaching Teachers; An Enduring Model; Programs To Meet Diverse Needs; The Expanding Network; The Need for Teacher Leadership; Map of NWP Sites; A Quarter Century and Still Growing; Special Initiatives; Reaching Teachers Nationwide; Building Capacity; Gaining Local Support; Financial Statements; and Funders, Board of Directors, Senior Staff. (NKA)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Professional Development, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Teachers
National Writing Project, University of California, 2105 Bancroft, #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042. Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.writingproject.org. For full text: http://www.writingproject.org/downloads/1998annual.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Annenberg Rural Challenge, Granby, CO.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; California Univ., Berkeley. Graduate School of Education.; National Collegiate Athletic Association, Shawnee Mission, KS.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.