Journal of Secondary Alternate Education
Volume 13, Number 8 (August 2016)
This book is a collection of internationally published chapters. It is a comprehensive guide for teachers who are interested in teaching creative writing, and includes extensive direction about what sorts of activities and events may encourage some students to become adult creative writers. Chapters about tact and the nature of encouragement highlight the teacher's responsibility to create a classroom environment that promotes individuality and creative expression. The work, five years in the making, utilizes three of the author's research projects in which he interviewed established Canadian writers about experiences in school that had encouraged them to become adult creative writers. The research details explicit methodology with respect to conducting hermeneutic phenomenological studies. Methodology includes bracketing bias and applying participant review and free imaginative variation to determine essential versus incidental themes within the qualitative paradigm.