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ERIC Number: ED442101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 20
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Basic Writers in a Learning Community.
Wiley, Mark
This paper describes a successful learning community and curricular experiments with basic writing implemented on a college campus as an example of curricular structures that enable faculty and staff to work together to address students' individual needs. The paper begins by discussing learning communities as effective and flexible institutional restructuring models for working particularly with first-year students, and it provides an example of one community, the Learning Alliance at Cal State University, Long Beach. The paper then suggests methods of working with basic writers within a learning community, including linking sections of basic writing with other Alliance courses and mainstreaming first and second level basic writing courses. The paper concludes by describing the success of the model basic writing program. (Contains 10 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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