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ERIC Number: EJ793770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Mandates and the Writing Curriculum: Creating a Place to Dwell
Irwin, Sarah; Knodle, Cyndi
English Journal, v97 n5 p40-45 May 2008
Sarah Irwin and Cyndi Knodle believe that by replacing the confines of content and form in writing instruction and assignments with ample "time and space for invention and arrangement, writing teachers can help to inspire student thinking rather than chopping it off to fit a required format." They elaborate on students' eagerness to be guided by a sense of discovery and interest, to dwell in discussion, and to question and consider ideas, rather than focusing on finishing the product. (Contains 1 figure and 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A