UCI Writing Project Research
The UCI Writing Project (UCIWP), the oldest subject matter project on the University of California, Irvine campus, has engaged in research in English Language Arts and academic writing instruction since its inception in 1978. Now in its 36th year, the UCIWP is continuing to provide professional development for 3,000+ teachers each year. The project's summer youth programs enroll an average of 2,500 students from grades K-12 each summer. Since 1978, the UCIWP has trained over 900 teachers from 85 school districts and 13 colleges through its intensive invitational Summer Institute.
Current Research Projects
- "Enhancing the Interpretive Reading and Analytical Writing of
Mainstreamed English Learners in Secondary School: Results From a Randomized
Field Trial Using a Cognitive Strategies Approach," American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), April 2012, 49(2), 323-355.
- "A Randomized Experiment of a Cognitive Strategies Approach to Text-Based Analytical Writing for Mainstreamed Latino English Language Learners in Grades 6 to 12," Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 4(3), 2011.
- "Teaching Secondary English Learners to Understand, Analyze, and Write Interpretive Essays About Theme," Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 54(4), December 2010.
- "Taking a Reading/Writing Intervention for Secondary English Language Learners on the Road: Lessons Learned from the Pathway Project," Research in the Teaching of English, 43(3), February 2008.
- "A Cognitive Strategies Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction for Secondary English Language Learners in Secondary School," Research in the Teaching of English, 41(3), 2007. (Winner of the Alan C. Purves and Richard A. Meade Awards from the National Council of Teachers of English)