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ERIC Number: ED437656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Report from the Invisible: A Teacher-Research Project in Evaluation in a Community College Basic Writing Classroom.
Holmsten, Vicki
This study considered the problem of evaluation--"how do we know when a student is ready to move into the regular college writing classroom." The subjects were culturally diverse students in a basic writing course at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Findings suggest that: (1) students in the course do not fit neatly into any of the expected remedial categories; (2) students deal with questions of cultural heritage in their own terms; (3) integration of evaluation helped students focus on their needs within the course; (4) teacher-student individual conference time is integral to student success; and (5) students are the best predictors of their own success in the next level writing course. Conclusions state that there is a strong argument for self-directed student placement at the end of basic writing courses and that in the rural, multicultural community college setting of the study the basic writing program is invisible. (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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