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ERIC Number: EJ1005172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Instructors' Feedback among Generation 1.5 Students, International Students, and Basic Writers
Case, Rod E.; Williams, Gwendolyn M.; Xu, Wei
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n1 p85-103 2013
Despite the growing linguistic diversity of students in today's community college writing classes, there has been little research on the unique problems that instructors face when students from differing second linguistic and cultural backgrounds populate the same classrooms. This study explores the extent to which four community college writing instructors differentiate their feedback in such classes. Data included instructor feedback collected from students' essays, interviews with instructors, and classroom observations. Findings demonstrate that while instructors believed an understanding of individual students' needs should guide feedback practices, actual feedback patterns varied across groups--thus highlighting the complexity of providing feedback in heterogeneous classes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A