ERIC Number: EJ896476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Opportunity Matters: The Ithuba Writing Project in South African Schools
Sailors, Misty; Makalela, Leketi; Hoffman, James V.
Voices from the Middle, v18 n1 p8-16 Sep 2010
Our lead article explores the impact the authors witnessed when they helped South African teachers create culturally relevant books written in their students' languages. Through participation in the Ithuba Writing Project, these teachers were able to relate transformative stories about their lives through books that they subsequently shared in the classroom. South African teachers were able to explore what it means to be a writer, refining their definitions of "writer" and their own instruction. The authors document the changes in these teachers as writers and teachers of writing.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, African Languages, Program Descriptions, Language of Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Transformative Learning, Teacher Developed Materials, Books, Instructional Materials, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa