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ERIC Number: EJ824630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1945-3248
Notes of a Humbled WPA: Dialogue with High School Colleagues
Donahue, Tiane
Writing Instructor, Sep 2007
This article describes the preliminary exploratory process used to develop the research questions that will be addressed during a project to be offered in the 2005-2006 academic year. The project will bring together Maine high school and college faculty to learn from each other about shared needs, methods and priorities, in a year long series of "conversations." These will tackle questions generated by exploratory research, using focus groups of both high school and college faculty and first-year college students, as well as key informant interviews. The main purpose of these conversations will be to address the research questions by sharing knowledge about theory and practice in a guided setting. The article reviews the available literature, summarizes the research questions that have been developed in the exploratory focus group discussions, argues for the need to seek out high school and college voices early in the research process, and briefly outlines the 2005-006 project. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A