National Writing Project

NWP Radio—Invitational Summer Institute: What Will Your Site Be Reading in the 2010 Summer Institute?

Date: February 11, 2010

Summary: Moderator Elyse Eidman-Aadahl discusses with NWP site directors Lil Brannon, Faye Peitzman, and Troy Hicks their ideas about appropriate and relevant readings for the invitational summer institute and how they can best be used.

 

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Of course we are going to focus on readings that deal directly with the teaching of writing. But since we do know how important context it, and we know that little learning is going to happen if students don't feel safe or if they're not settled down sufficiently to think, also choose books that focus on what we call the backdrop of schooling, and by that we mean books and articles that attend to issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

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