Teachers' Experiences with the National Writing Project: Professional Development in the Era of High-stakes Testing

Teachers' Experiences with the National Writing Project: Professional Development in the Era of High-stakes Testing

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Two metathemes dealt with the conditions that nurture professional growth. The first, qpersonal and professional growth is best achieved when prior educational experiences and beliefs about learning are examined, q explored ways in which the NWP experience built upon prior growth experiences. The final metatheme was qa desire to learn and to improve their practice motivates teachers to seek out and attend professional development activities like the NWP. Although the participants extolled the virtues of the NWP, it was their own desire for knowledge, rather then the qualities of one program over another, which stood out in the end.... of the elementary teachers and I was saying that I dona#39;t know where they get this because my 8th grade teacher tells me ... I wanted to learn about some specific writing problems I was having with my own students, like peer editing, becauseanbsp;...


Title:Teachers' Experiences with the National Writing Project: Professional Development in the Era of High-stakes Testing
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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