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ERIC Number: EJ1107500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
The Development of Young Writers in an English Classroom: Opening up Dialogue with Year 8 Students
Bali, Reetu
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v22 n2 p176-188 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts that shed light on actual learning moments. The study explores the potential of gaining insight into a learner's writing history, their attitudes and feelings towards writing, the potential of fostering writing communities and finding alternative ways of responding to writing. I argue that current assessment regimes misrepresent how writers develop and thus tend to have a negative impact on learners' confidence and enjoyment of writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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