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ERIC Number: EJ1121021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1788-2583
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Credibility and Accountability in Academic Discourse: Increasing the Awareness of Ghanaian Graduate Students
Adika, Gordon S. K.
Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, v10 n3 p227-244 Aug 2015
Drawing from a social constructionist perspective to written scholarly communication, this paper argues that training in academic writing for students in higher education especially in second language contexts should go beyond emphasis on grammatical correctness and paragraphing strategies, and also focus on the rhetorical character of academic discourse together with the mastery of its communicative protocols. Using the University of Ghana as a reference point, the paper reviews a selection of Ghanaian graduate students' awareness of the protocols that govern academic discourses in scholarly writing, and in consideration of their unique educational and socio-cultural circumstances, the paper proposes strategies, from the pedagogical and institutional standpoints, aimed at increasing students' awareness of the relevant communicative practices that engender credibility and accountability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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