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Writing voices: creating communities of writers

Writing voices: creating communities of writers

Cremin, Teresa; Myhill, Debra

The perspectives of children, teachers and professional writers are often absent in the pedagogy of writing. This title responds to such silent voices and offers a text gives expression to these voices, making a new and significant contribution to understanding what it means to be a writer

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Published London: Routledge, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Teresa Cremin and Debra Myhill
ISBN: 0203803337, 0415579805, 0415579813, 9780203803332, 9780415579803, 9780415579810
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: vi, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Literacy; Language arts United States.; Writing skills; Literacy United States.; Education.; Reading comprehension United States.


  1. List of illustrations
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction: Multiple voices
  4. 1. Laying the foundations for teaching writing Part1: Children as writers
  5. 2. The role of talk
  6. 3. The role of texts
  7. 4. Writing as design
  8. 5. Agency, autonomy and choice
  9. 6. The role of metacognition Part 2: Teachers as Writers
  10. 7. Writing teachers: teachers who write and writers who teach
  11. 8. Teachers' insights from inside the process
  12. Part 3: Professional Writers
  13. 9. Professional writers: working in schools
  14. 10. Professional writers: working in the workplace
  15. Conclusion: Synthesising voices
  16. References
  17. Index

Author note

Teresa Cremin(Grainger) is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK.

Debra Myhillis Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, UK.


"It's fantastic from my point of view as both an oral storyteller and a writer that the book gives attention throughout to what people at all levels say about writing. It listens to their voices."- Mary Medlicott, Early Learning website