Beyond the Red Pen: Writing for Authentic Audiences
Creating opportunities for schoolwork to become public motivates students by giving them purpose. The research in this field shall be examined with a follow up discussion on implementation.
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International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.45-50.
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Maryam Moayeri graduated with an English degree from McGill University and received her teaching diploma from Simon Fraser University. Presently, she is completing a Master of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. For the past eight years, she has taught English, Social Studies, and French to students in grades eight to twelve in the Richmond and West Vancouver School Districts. Her professional achievements include publishing an educational resource and assisting her students in winning hundreds of writing contests. In August of 2004, The Canadian International Development Agency awarded her a trip to Africa because of the developmental work she does with youth. In November 2004, her grade 12 English class was featured in the Vancouver Sun Newspaper for their publication achievements. Moayeri has been invited to present at several Professional Development conferences in Vancouver including the provincial wide English teachers' conference. She was also a volunteer at the Provoking Curriculum Academic Conference held at the University of British Columbia last year and will be attending again this year as a presenter.
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