ERIC Number: ED497935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Improving Writing and Learning in the Nation's Schools
National Writing Project (NJ3)
This brochure makes a case for devoting more attention to writing, and demonstrates through recent research results that the National Writing Project (NWP) has had a positive impact on teachers and students across the country. Independent national scorings of student writing show that NWP student improvement out paces that of students in carefully constructed comparison groups. Consistently favorable results are particularly noteworthy for the quality of student ideas, organization, voice, and use of conventions in their writing. On top of that, an overwhelming majority of teachers report that in the school year following their participation in an NWP summer institute, they increased their use of teaching practices that support student writing development. These teachers say the summer institutes made them better teachers of writing.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Improvement, Writing Instruction, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, National Programs, Summer Programs, Institutes (Training Programs), Teacher Attitudes, Writing Achievement, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Workshops, Writing Teachers, Writing Skills
National Writing Project. University of California, 2105 Bancroft Way #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/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.