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ERIC Number: ED467857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 28
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Consortium for Innovative Instruction: Aligning Writing Instruction in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions.
Jennings, Chris
The TCC/FIPSE Writing Coalition, the joint project between Tidewater Community College (TCC) (Virginia) and the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), was developed in an effort to eliminate remedial instruction in writing for recent high school graduates. The project is an outgrowth of student-centered approaches to instruction developed by faculty in secondary and postsecondary institutions at Salem High School (SHS) (Virginia) and TCC. The project has been expanded to include 12 high schools and community colleges across the country. The first goal of the project is to increase communication between secondary and postsecondary institutions, and to increase student learning opportunities. The second project goal is to provide opportunities for high school and college English faculty to collaborate in professional development workshops in order to develop and implement innovative instructional strategies. The third goal is to develop alignment between secondary and postsecondary institutions through a deliberate articulation of composition-related curriculum and instruction to improve student skills in writing. The final goal is to implement successful reform initiatives through a transfer of knowledge and strategies to a variety of adapting sites to improve quality and accessibility to postsecondary education for diverse student populations. Reports on a consortium held to investigate above issues. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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