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Toronto Writing Project


The Toronto Writing Project (TWP) is based on the model of the National Writing Project, the largest research and professional development network by and for teachers in North America, which uses practitioner research as a vehicle for grassroots change efforts in classrooms, schools, and communities (http://www.nwp.org/). Funded by the Ruth and Alexander Dworkin Tolerance fund, TWP supports activist educators to address equity issues in their classrooms through writing and research by conducting inquiries into their own classroom practices and share knowledge with peers who may face related issues teaching diverse students in urban schools. Composed of teachers, activists, and researchers who view writing as a mechanism for addressing equity issues across subject matter, across core subjects, TWP encourages formal and informal research opportunities for youth and teachers working individually and collaboratively to address equity issues in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

More information available at http://www.torontowritingproject.com.

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