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ERIC Number: ED348691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Connections through Inclusion (Multicultural Writing Community of the Two Year College).
LaPointe, Linda
Education, like experience in general, is not static but evolutionary. The writing classroom of the two-year college must and does function as a multicultural environment which replaces the traditional melting pot metaphor with images of mosaic and tapestry. Today, over 50% of college freshmen are enrolled in two-year colleges, and these include students who are diverse in economic backgrounds, religions, races, and writing abilities. Thus, a sense of the world community has influenced the environments of composition classrooms. Primarily, it is vital that diversity and multiculturalism remain key aspects of the move toward such a community. In diverse classrooms, groups and assignments can be organized to include as many perspectives as possible. Reading aloud to the students can foster interesting discussions. Portfolio assessment can also provide momentum for student revision. Computer networking in composition courses also has proven useful. In short, the multicultural writing classroom can produce the necessary connections for all students, and multicultural writing communities strengthen the student writer and reader. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (43rd, Cincinnati, OH, March 19-21, 1992).