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Writers’ Workshops: A Strategy for Developing Indigenous Writers

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Title: Writers’ Workshops: A Strategy for Developing Indigenous Writers
Authors: Weber, Diana Dahlin
Wroge, Diane
Yoder, Joan Bomberger
Keywords: writers' workshop
Papua New Guinea
Issue Date: 27 Jun 2007
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.
Sponsor: National Foreign Language Resource Center
ISSN: 1934-5275
Appears in Collections:Volume 01 Issue 1 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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