ERIC Number: ED463557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Writing and Learning in Cross-National Perspective: Transitions from Secondary to Higher Education.
Foster, David, Ed.; Russell, David R., Ed.
Noting that composition studies in the United States has devoted little attention to cross-national perspectives on student writing and its roles in wider cultural contexts, this book presents research studies from six nations (China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, and South Africa) on academic writing development in the dominant language of schooling. In discussions that bookend these studies of different educational structures, the editors compare United States postsecondary writing practices and pedagogies with those in other national systems, and suggest new perspectives for cross-national studies. After an Introduction: "Rearticulating Articulation" (David R. Russell and David Foster), essays in the book are: (1) "'Track (Dis)Connecting': Chinese High School and University Writing in a Time of Change" (Xiao-ming Li); (2) "Cracking the Codes Anew: Writing about Literature in England" (Mary Scott); (3) "The Lycee-to-University Progressing in French Students' Development as Writers" (Christiane Donahue); (4) "Making the Transition to University: Student Writers in Germany" (David Foster); (5) "An Academic Writer in Kenya: The Transition from Secondary School to the University" (Mary Nyambura Muchiri); and (6) "Roles under Construction: The Intersection of Writer Agency and Task Design in South Africa" (Suellen Shay and Rob Moore with Antoinette Cloete). The book concludes with an essay by the editors. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Research
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: British Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: China; France; Germany; Kenya; South Africa; United Kingdom (England)