It was not until I attended the opening session of the National Writing Project's annual conference in 2004 that I began to consider the experience of an act of writing as separate from—and as valuable as—the text produced as a result of that act of writing. (Robert Yagelski on writing at NWP online)
Twenty one years ago, Maxine Hairston, a researcher who had followed the changes taking place in the teaching of writing, published an article entitled "The Winds of Change: Thomas Kuhn and the Revolution in the Teaching of Writing." In this article, Hairston asked whether a "paradigm shift" was occurring in the way writing was being taught—and if so, how far this shift had gone. ( Samuel Totten on at NWP online)
Have schools harnessed the power of the act of writing? Is writing taught as process or product or both? How do you view your own writing? Where is the power of writing for you...in the act of or in the process?