Writing Voices: Creating Communities of Writers by Teresa CreminWriting Voices: Creating Communities of Writers by Teresa Cremin

Writing Voices: Creating Communities of Writers

byTeresa CreminEditorTeresa Cremin

Paperback | October 12, 2011

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The perspectives of children, teachers and professional writers are often absent in the pedagogy of writing. Highly Commended for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013,Writing Voices: Creating Communities of Writersresponds to such silent voices and offers a text which not only stretches across primary and secondary practice, but also gives expression to these voices, making a new and significant contribution to understanding what it means to be a writer.

Drawing upon recent research projects undertaken by the authors and others in the international research community, this fascinating text considers the nature of composing and the experience of being a writer. In the process it:

  • explores the role of talk, creativity, autonomy, metacognition, writing as design and the shaping influence of literature and other texts;
  • examines young people's composing processes and attitudes to writing;
  • considers teachers' identities as writers and what can be learnt when teachers engage reflectively in writing;
  • shares a range of professional writers' practices, processes and perspectives;
  • gives prominence to examples of writing from children, teachers, student teachers and professional writers alongside their reflective commentaries.

This thought-provoking text offers theoretical insights and practical directions for developing the teaching and learning of writing. It is an invaluable read for all teachers and trainees, as well as teacher educators, researchers and anyone with an interest in the pedagogy of writing.

Teresa Cremin(Grainger) is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK.Debra Myhillis Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, UK.
Title:Writing Voices: Creating Communities of WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415579813

ISBN - 13:9780415579810

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations  Acknowledgments  Introduction: Multiple voices  1. Laying the foundations for teaching writingPart1: Children as writers 2. The role of talk  3. The role of texts  4. Writing as design  5. Agency, autonomy and choice  6. The role of metacognitionPart 2: Teachers as Writers 7. Writing teachers: teachers who write and writers who teach  8. Teachers' insights from inside the process  Part 3: Professional Writers 9. Professional writers: working in schools  10. Professional writers: working in the workplace  Conclusion: Synthesising voices  References  Index

Editorial Reviews

"It¿s fantastic from my point of view as both an oral storyteller and a writer that the book gives attention throughout to what people at all levels say about writing. It listens to their voices." - Mary Medlicott, Early Learning website