Seeing for Ourselves: Case-Study Research by Teachers of Writing / Edition 1

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In Seeing for Ourselves, practicing classroom teachers of English and graduate students studying to become teachers demonstrate the value of classroom-based research for themselves and for their profession. Through case studies of individuals from first graders through adults, thirteen teacher-researchers share the insights they have gained about their students, their teaching, and themselves resulting from year-long or short-term research projects. The issues they explore include:

  • The uses of writing-process pedagogy in teaching a learning-disabled child.
  • The dynamics of the student-teacher relationship in college-level writing conferences.
  • The effects of an exposure to poetry on the language and writing of first graders.
  • Sixth-grade writers' views of teacher responses to their writing.
  • Ways of developing independent editing skills in eleventh graders.
  • Dangers of insisting that college freshman choose their own topics.
  • Intricacies of the writing process revealed by and adult writer.
  • The problems of a would-be novelist.
  • The learning styles and strategies of a junior high teacher and their implications for teaching.
  • The possibilities of teaching art history through a writing-process approach, as seen through the development of three high school students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435084363
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 3/31/1987
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Age range: 5 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenda Bissex, a former high school English teacher, has worked with young children, adolescents, and adults with learning differences, and has been a researcher with the Vermont Writing Program and for many years a mentor to teacher-researchers. She is the author of GNYS AT WRK: A Child Learns to Write and Read and of many chapters and articles in professional books and journals. She coedited with Richard Bullock Seeing for Ourselves: Case Study Research by Teachers of Writing (Heinemann, 1987).
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