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ERIC Number: ED361741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Guidelines for Teaching Writing to ABE and ASE Learners.
Trembley, David
While many factors contribute to success and/or failure in ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ASE (Adult Secondary Education) activities, ABE and ASE writers will succeed or fail in direct correlation to what is happening to their self-esteem in the context of writing instruction. The first guideline for teaching writing to adults is telling the truth about how hard and risky writing is. The second guideline is respecting the learner's integrity. Establishing the sort of climate most likely to both further the writing instruction and safeguard and enhance the self-esteem of ABE and ASE learners means creating a community of learning characterized by small-group, cooperative learning. ABE and ASE writing students must learn that writing is more process than it is event--the writing instructor must introduce them to prewriting, writing itself, and editing. The task of specifying topic, purpose, and audience will be very difficult for ABE and ASE learners. The writing journal is a teaching and learning device which is ideally suited to ABE and ASE writing instruction. Since ABE and ASE writing instruction is more a matter of process and practice than it is of new data to be acquired, the journal can even serve as a class-created text, as the primary if not exclusive means of ABE and ASE writing instruction. (Contains 20 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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