ERIC Number: EJ832741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 28
Student Writing in a Talent Development Program: Sanctuary and Academic Site of the "Personally Humane"
Paley, Karen Surman
Composition Studies, v36 n2 p81-102 Fall 2008
The author had the pleasure of being in an academic setting where students of color were in the majority. That was the summer of 2004 as she observed African-American Literature 1900-Present, a writing intensive class in the Special Program in Talent Development (SPTD) at the University of Rhode Island (URI). The author wants to tell the story of this particular class because it speaks to her about a way of teaching she wants to emulate. It is the story of an African American literature class taught to students who were thought, by their institution, to be sufficiently at risk for college success and, therefore, denied admission through the traditional application process.
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Literature, Special Programs, Talent Development, Student Writing Models, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups, Writing Across the Curriculum, Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island