Project: National Writing Project
Authors: Laura Stokes, Mark St. John, Kathleen Dickey
With assistance of: Allison Murray, Laurie Senauke
Type: Slide presentation
Publication: December 2005
The NWP as a National Infrastructure that Encourages Writing and the Teaching of Writing (pdf, 36 pages)
This is a presentation prepared for the NWP Annual Meeting 2005 in Pittsburgh. It portrays the NWP as “not just another project,” but rather as a national professional development infrastructure. Like the kinds of infrastructures with which we are more familiar (e.g., roads, electrical systems, communication systems), the NWP provides quite a broad access to services, functions at a significant national scale, uses its strong unitary capacity to provide customized local services, and provides services that are of reliably high quality. Drawing upon data on NWP programs and participants nationwide, the presentation makes the case that the NWP is a wise investment of federal dollars in the improvement of writing.
The National Writing Project, Federal and state policy makers, Funders, Educators, Teachers, and general public.
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