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ERIC Number: EJ776657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Getting Personal: Responding to Student Self-Disclosure
Lucas, Janet
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v34 n4 p367-379 May 2007
While some scholars in English and other disciplines disparage personal narrative writing by students, it can serve as a conversational bridge between students' home cultures and academic culture and as a contact zone where those cultures can clash yet be explored; however, instructors and others who work with student writing must be prepared to hear and respond empathetically to emotionally difficult revelations such as the one discussed in this essay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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