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ERIC Number: EJ829163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
The Proof of the Pudding: Seeking Validation of a Writing Project's Power
Milner, Joseph; Brannon, Lil; Brown, Rebecca; Cash, Michael; Pritchard, Ruie
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n4 p193-196 Mar-Apr 2009
In this article, leaders of the North Carolina Writing Project explore whether students of teachers who attended Writing Project summer institutes out-performed other teachers' students on state writing tests. The authors accordingly developed a test to compare the writing of those students with the writing of students of non-writing project teachers. The test, however, produced no significant difference in the writing of the two groups. Seventeen years later, the authors compared the longevity of writing project teachers with that of comparable non-writing project teachers to see if the institutes infused a spirit of professionalism and self-efficacy in participants that other teachers did not possess. This comparison affirmed the authors' beliefs: writing project teachers had greater staying power than comparable teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina