Writing Community ChangeWriting Community Change

"The importance of this book is the way it understands writing and technology, citizenship, and the implications of these understanding for how we need to teach and learn with students in university writing classrooms."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Jeffrey T. Grabill

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106018799657


Page: 143

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"The importance of this book is the way it understands writing and technology, citizenship, and the implications of these understanding for how we need to teach and learn with students in university writing classrooms."--BOOK JACKET.

Writing to Make a DifferenceWriting to Make a Difference

Classroom Projects for Community Change Chris Benson, Scott Christian ...
Trustees of The Bingham Trust, for their generous support of Clemson Writing in
the Schools and Write to Change, Inc. Other important supporters of teachers'
work in ...

Author: Chris Benson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807741868


Page: 240

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The student projects presented in this book demonstrate a powerful approach to teaching writing, one that requires no special equipment or resources and can be adapted for students of any age. The key is getting students involved in action research and in writing about issues that are important to them and their communities. Written by public school teachers, these chapters describe projects covering a variety of issues, including avoiding teenage health risks, preserving oral histories, fighting racism, investigating environmental hazards, decreasing instances of teen pregnancy, and much more. Based on a process-model of writing instruction, these projects will show teachers how to engage their students while also teaching the basic skills that appear in educational standards and assessment frameworks.

Writing for ChangeWriting for Change

This strong contemporary reader can be used in any composition course and can also be used with the companion handbook, A GUIDE FOR CHANGE, to develop a writing course that focuses on community based writing.

Author: Ann Watters

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 0070686157


Page: 458

View: 848

WRITING FOR CHANGE: A COMMUNITY READER is a thematic reader designed for the first or second course in Freshmen Composition. It provides a rich selection of readings that address issues concerning family, community, work, education, health, diversity, and the environment. The innovative approach of WRITING FOR CHANGE is to enable students to move from private reflection to public statement and to an active role in changing their community on issues of public concern that bind us together as a community. This strong contemporary reader can be used in any composition course and can also be used with the companion handbook, A GUIDE FOR CHANGE, to develop a writing course that focuses on community based writing.

Rhetoric of RespectRhetoric of Respect

Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series published by the Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Author: Tiffany Rousculp

Publisher: Conference

ISBN: 0814141471


Page: 185

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Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series published by the Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Writing and Teaching to Change the WorldWriting and Teaching to Change the World

The small moments we shared resulted in significant curricular change. In
dialogic learning communities, a simple “Hey . . . can we write a book like this?”
spoken aloud during the reading of an engaging text can become the focus of
months of ...

Author: Stephanie Jones

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772829


Page: 150

View: 772

Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Letter Writing and Language ChangeLetter Writing and Language Change

Letters as evidence for the study of variation and change at the individual and
community levels The preservation of letters written by the same individual over
different periods of his/her lifetime and, more often, the existence of collections of

Author: Anita Auer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018648


Page: 352

View: 559

This book draws on a range of informal letter corpora and outlines the historical sociolinguistic value of letter analysis.

Service Learning and Writing Paving the Way for Literacy ies through Community EngagementService Learning and Writing Paving the Way for Literacy ies through Community Engagement

... focusing on the roles of multimodal literacies and writing in enhancing the
academic and professional growth of the ... the role of servicelearning projects in
engaging students and institutions of higher education (IHE) in community

Author: Isabel Baca

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004248472


Page: 300

View: 443

Demonstrates how writing instruction and/or writing practice can complement community engagement and outreach at local, national, and international contexts. This title discusses service-learning as a teaching and learning method and its integration with writing.

Research Methods for Community Change A Project Based ApproachResearch Methods for Community Change A Project Based Approach

The leader is responsible for making sure the strategic planning happens on
schedule and that a plan actually gets written. The designer is responsible for
outlining the process to produce the plan, including who will be involved, what
they will ...

Author: Randy Stoecker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412994057


Page: 280

View: 582

Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities can use to solve problems, develop their resources, protect their identities, and build power. With an engaging writing style and numerous real world examples, Randy Stoecker shows how to use a project-based research model in the community to: diagnose a community condition; prescribe an intervention for the condition; implement the prescription; and evaluate its impact. At every stage of this model there are research tasks, from needs and assets assessments to process and outcome studies. Readers also learn the importance of involving community members at every stage of the project and in every aspect of the research, making the research part of the community-building process.

Research Methods for Community ChangeResearch Methods for Community Change

With an engaging, friendly style and numerous real world examples, author Randy Stoecker shows readers how to use a project-based research model in the community.

Author: Randy Stoecker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928898


Page: 271

View: 105

With an engaging, friendly style and numerous real world examples, author Randy Stoecker shows readers how to use a project-based research model in the community. The four features of the model are diagnosing a community condition; prescribing an intervention for the condition; implementing the prescription; and evaluating its impact.

Writing the CommunityWriting the Community

Systems Thinking, Symbiosis, and Service: The Road to Authority for Basic
Writers by Rosemary L. Area In the movie ... I would argue that community service
writing can be a powerful agent for change in basic writers' thinking, writing, and

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781563770067


Page: 203

View: 409

This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. These essays highlight some of the benefits and problems of service-learning in the college composition curriculum and present further areas for study. Following the Introduction, "Service-Learning and Composition at the Crossroads," by Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters, and an Introduction, "Service-Learning: Help for Higher Education in a New Millennium?" by Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, the essays are: "Writing across the Curriculum and Community Service Learning: Correspondences, Cautions, and Futures" (Tom Deans); "Community Service Writing: Problems, Challenges, Questions" (Nora Bacon); "Community Service and Critical Teaching" (Bruce Herzberg); "Rhetoric Made Real: Civic Discourse and Writing beyond the Curriculum" (Paul Heilker); "Democratic Conversations: Civic Literacy and Service-Learning in the American Grains" (David D. Cooper and Laura Julier); "Partners in Inquiry: A Logic for Community Outreach" (Linda Flower); "Service-Learning: Bridging the Gap between the Real World and the Composition Classroom" (Wade Dorman and Susann Fox Dorman); "Systems Thinking, Symbiosis, and Service: The Road to Authority for Basic Writers" (Rosemary L. Arca); "Combining the Classroom and the Community: Service-Learning in Composition at Arizona State University" (Gay W. Brack and Leanna R. Hall); "The Write for Your Life Project: Learning To Serve by Serving To Learn" (Patricia Lambert Stock and Janet Swenson); and "On Reflection: The Role of Logs and Journals in Service-Learning Courses" (Chris M. Anson). Appended are a 39-item annotated bibliography and a list of program descriptions by institution. (All papers contain references.) (SM)

Promoting Community ChangePromoting Community Change

The focus of her research and writing is on the implementation of anti-oppressive
practices within community-based social service agencies. Lisa's teaching
experience includes courses on social work theory and practice, anti-oppression,

Author: Henry Parada

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780176104306


Page: 409

View: 491

Give your students a text that will help them improve the lives of not only individual clients, but of entire communities, with Promoting Community Change. This text addresses the real world issues facing Canadian social work, human services, and community health professionals who want to take the theoretical discussion of community forward and realize tangible community changes. Students will learn to identify the issues related to change and discover exactly how they can become effective agents of change. The author team emphasizes the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems that individuals and families commonly experience. Promoting Community Change teaches students how to organize empowering local actions bringing clients, families, and other community members into an active role in building a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbours.

Research on CompositionResearch on Composition

Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off.

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807746371


Page: 308

View: 905

Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off. It features a broader focus that goes beyond the classroom teaching of writing to include teacher research, second-language writing, rhetoric, home and community literacy, workplace literacy, and histories of writing. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area reviewed and covers both conventional written composition and multimodal forms of composition, including drawing, digital forms, and other relevant media. Research on Composition is an invaluable road map of composition research for the next decade, and required reading for anyone teaching or writing about composition today.

Writing to Change the WorldWriting to Change the World

They should feel transformed, a part of something world changing. Skillful
speeches say to all: You are welcome here. They give writers the opportunity to
build community, promulgate ideas, and broaden our audience. Speeches are
proximal ...

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440679469


Page: 272

View: 613

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Creative Writing in the CommunityCreative Writing in the Community

Changing. Them,. Changing. You,. Changing. the. World. A. deeper.
understanding. By this time in the semester, you are more familiar with the
participants as individuals, with their own personalities, their own set of problems,
their own senses ...

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441197726


Page: 256

View: 666

Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.

Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education 1979 1994Computers and the Teaching of Writing in American Higher Education 1979 1994

... composition are also asking questions about how computers affect the social
interactions among writers, the social and political structures of our writing
classrooms, or the ways in which academic discourse communities change and

Author: Gail E. Hawisher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567502527


Page: 363

View: 874

This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not principally about computers. It is about people-the teachers and scholars who have adapted the computer to their personal and professional purposes. From the authors' perspectives, change in technology drives changes in the ways we live and work, and we, agents to a degree in control of our own lives, use technology to achieve our human purposes. REVIEW: . . . This book reminds those of us now using computers to teach writing where we have been, and it brings those who are just entering the field up to date. More important, it will inform administrators, curriculum specialists, and others responsible for implementing the future uses of technology in writing instruction. - Computers and Composition

Inquiry as StanceInquiry as Stance

Writing to Make a Difference: Classroom Projects for Community Change (
Benson & Christian, 2002), another edited volume associated with Bread Loaf,
provides striking examples of students' action research on such subjects as
fighting ...

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772164


Page: 416

View: 812

In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and around the world to ally their work with others as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice. Part I is a set of five essays that conceptualize inquiry as a stance and as a transformative theory of action that repositions the collective intellectual capacity of practitioners. Part II is a set of eight chapters written by eight differently positioned practitioners who are or were engaged in practitioner research in K–12 schools or teacher education. Part III offers a unique format for exploring inquiry as stance in the next generation—a readers’ theatre script that juxtaposes and co-mingles 20 practitioners’ voices in a performance-oriented format. Together the three parts of the book point to rich possibilities for practitioner inquiry in the next generation. Contributors: Rebecca Akin, Gerald Campano, Delvin Dinkins, Kelly A. Harper, Gillian Maimon, Gary McPhail, Swati Mehta, Rob Simon,and Diane Waff “Cochran-Smith and Lytle once again prove themselves to be among the best at melding theory and practice. Instead of merely making the case for practitioner inquiry they go the next step to show us exactly what this genre brings to our field—rigor, relevance, and passion. The interplay of conceptual clarity and powerful exemplars make this a text we will read well into the next decade.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Once again, Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan Lytle point the way to new and hopeful understandings of practitioner research. Rather than blame teachers for all that is wrong with education, they and their fellow authors remind us that if school reform is to have any chance of fulfilling its stated goal of equal opportunity for all students, teachers must have a significant voice in research, policy, and practice. With its focus on social justice and its view of practitioner research as transformative, this is a powerful and welcome sequel to their classic Inside/Outside.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Inquiry as Stance should be a blockbuster. This brilliant sequel re-calibrates relationships between practitioner inquiry and social justice.” —Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University “This optimistic and generous book is sure to become a central reference for teacher-researchers in K–16 schools and their colleagues and supporters throughout the system.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley “This view of the intellectual and personal work of teaching is a major counter to the contemporary emphasis on testing and packaged curricula.” —Cynthia Ballenger, reading specialist, Cambridge Public Schools “Once again Cochran-Smith, Lytle, and their colleagues bring us an invaluable book on the enormous possibilities of practitioner research.” —Luis C. Moll, College of Education, University of Arizona

Social Geographies of Educational ChangeSocial Geographies of Educational Change

To support these activities, every fellow belongs to a writing group during the
summer institute. These small groups create a safe interpersonal context for
sharing writing and receiving feedback on it, and they are lifesavers for those
teachers ...

Author: F. Hernandez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402024940


Page: 173

View: 201

Social Geographies, as spatial location, is a factor relevant to understanding the variety of people’s interpretations and appropriations of educational innovations and changes. Their location in the social space also influences their response to change. In the field of educational change, social space means for example, skin colour, gender distribution of teachers in one school, children’s self-cultural representations or parents’ religious attitudes. By using the notion of Social Geographies in the context of educational change, the authors address the following questions: How initiatives in a classroom or department are influenced by the surrounding context of the school, the district or the nation; How innovation spreads or diffuses from one school to another; How and whether reforms can be scaled up from a few schools to a whole system; How seemingly standardised reforms affect schools differently depending on where they are located; How schools influence one another; How the identities of, and interrelationships among, schools are affected by technology, principles of market competition and choice, and other initiatives. This volume is relevant to educationalists, policy-makers, teachers, and students interested in a more complex approach to understand and intervene in educational change processes.

The Cambridge History of EgyptThe Cambridge History of Egypt

While these variants existed only in the practices of these two communities , by
the end of the first period Arabic ... Change in the traditional practice of using
writing mainly on the interior of sectarian communal spaces appeared in the
practices ...

Author: Carl F. Petry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521068851


Page: 668

View: 851


Writing in CommunityWriting in Community

Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life Lucy Adkins, Becky
Breed ... As a result, he made a difficult job change and became a passionate
pursuer of his enthusiasms—developing community within his new place of
employment ...

Author: Lucy Adkins

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781608080823


Page: 197

View: 702

Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.