ERIC Number: ED465969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Student Writing through Effective Classroom Practices. National Writing Project. In Brief. Spring 2002.
National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
To succeed in today's information-driven economy, young people need to know how to write and communicate effectively. Writing is important for both academic and workplace success. Most National Writing Project (NWP) teachers who were surveyed in May 2001 stated that the NWP helped them become more up-to-date on the latest research, more familiar with strategies to teach diverse students, and more knowledgeable about helping students reach standards. This report provides some survey results of what teachers learned from NWP professional development: concrete teaching strategies--95%; up-to-date research and practice--93%; ways to assess student work and plan teaching--88%; ability to teach more diverse students--86%; and ability to help students meet standards--85%. The brief discusses some of these survey results in detail. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Surveys, Writing Assignments, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
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://writingproject.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.