Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Nick Lux; Christine Rogers Stanton (co-chair)en
dc.contributor.authorWaterton, Nigel Paulen
dc.description.abstractTeacher professional development is both evidentially and emotively understood to be largely ineffective. Yet the National Writing Project's professional development model has established a long-term record of measurable impact on student writing improvement and profound influence on its participants' ways of thinking and living their teaching and writing lives. For many, the experience is transformative. This dissertation investigated two questions: First, what are the features of a professional development model that facilitate transformation learning over time? Second, how do participants view the way these features of a transformative professional development model inform their classroom instruction? This narrative inquiry is informed by the theoretical lens of adult transformational learning and investigated two practicing writing teachers who participated in the National Writing Project Summer Institute at least three years ago. The study found four resonant narrative threads: structure, risk, audience, and agency. Participants deeply restructured their classroom writing instruction over time in a way that shared agency with student writers and that posed risk to instructors and students. This occurred frequently through shifting writing audience away from teachers and providing greater authorial voice to student writers, which are practices both participants experienced in a National Writing Project local site.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Education, Health & Human Developmenten
dc.subject.lcshCareer developmenten
dc.titleTeacher consultant transformation in a local National Writing Project siteen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2016 by Nigel Paul Watertonen, Graduate Committee: Joyce Herbeck; Robert Petrone; Kirk Branch.en

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.