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ERIC Number: EJ845993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Retention and Writing Instruction: Implications for Access and Pedagogy
Powell, Pegeen Reichert
College Composition and Communication, v60 n4 p664-682 Jun 2009
In this article, the author offers a brief overview of retention scholarship and argues that there are several reasons composition studies professionals should pay attention to this area of research. She then considers how the problem of retention reframes and qualifies the issue of access to higher education, an issue that is central to the disciplinary formation of composition studies. Finally, she discusses some of the implications the problem of retention has for what one teaches and why. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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