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The teacher-writer. What writing experiences do teachers bring to their teaching? How might writing facilitate membership in a professional community, for instance through publication in professional journals and/or through written networking online? How do teacher-writers content with issues of authority and agency? How do teachers’ writing experiences affect their classroom practices with respect to writing?
Writing throughout life/ outside of school. When, why, and how do people write outside of school contexts? How does writing fit into a life? What powers or advantages might writing confer, and how do writers make use of those? How does writing function in professional life, in family life, and/or in lives of faith?
Writing and learning in school. How do writers gain competence? How does writing constitute learning in particular disciplines? How does writing make learning visible? How do beliefs about writing influence both learning to write and writing to learn?
Teacher education and professional development. How do teachers learn to teach? What experiences best prepare preservice and beginning teachers? What support do teachers need to change classroom practice in the teaching of writing? How do professional development networks such as the National Writing Project influence individual teachers and the fields of composition and English education?