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ERIC Number: EJ1008732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
"Standard" Issue: Public Discourse, "Ayers v. Fordice," and the Dilemma of the Basic Writer
Inman, Joyce Olewski
College English, v75 n3 p298-318 Jan 2013
This article involves an examination of public discourse surrounding "Ayers v. Fordice," one of the most prominent desegregation cases in higher education, in an attempt to explore how such discourse affects our understandings of basic writing programming in the state of Mississippi, but also more globally. Archived local newspaper articles and letters to state government officials from private citizens suggest that the public overwhelmingly adheres to concepts of standards-based education. This research is meant to further stimulate conversations in the field about how we define basic writers and how to provide these students with the opportunity to define themselves. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi