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Preparation and Professional Development of Writing Teachers

To provide effective instruction in writing for learners at any age and at all academic levels, teachers need, first of all, experience in writing, and also some theoretical knowledge to guide classroom practice. This position statement is aimed to help meet this need by providing guidance in the preparation of teachers of writing at all levels, by college and university English departments, faculty of teacher preparation programs, faculty and administrators in elementary and secondary schools, and staffs of state depart­ments of public instruction.  This statement is consistent with others from NCTE and CCCC that deal with the preparation of teachers of writing, with findings of research on the composing process, and with studies on the teaching and learning of writing.

Read the full statement, CCCC Position Statement on the Preparation and Professional Development of Teachers of Writing (1982)

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