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Title: Writers’ Workshops: A Strategy for Developing Indigenous Writers 
Author: Weber, Diana Dahlin; Wroge, Diane; Yoder, Joan Bomberger
Date: 2007-06-27
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Weber, Diana Dahlin, Diane Wroge, and Joan Bomberger Yoder. 2007. Writers’ workshops: A strategy for developing indigenous writers. Language Documentation & Conservation 1(1):77–93.
Abstract: This paper discusses how writers’ workshops can be used to develop writers from indigenous language groups. It considers how such workshops fit into the greater context of a community literacy program, and describes both the practical and instructional components of workshop design. Of particular importance is the principle of teaching writing as a process. Examples from Papua New Guinea demonstrate the role writers’ workshops play in developing indigenous orthographies and materials that contribute to culturally relevant educational curricula. Finally, the merits and weaknesses of such training are discussed, and questions for further research are raised.
Sponsorship: National Foreign Language Resource Center
ISSN: 1934-5275
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1728
Keywords: writers' workshop, literacy, orthography, Papua New Guinea

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