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ERIC Number: EJ855969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Floating Foundations: "Kairos," Community, and a Composition Program in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Johnson, T. R.; Letter, Joe; Livingston, Judith Kemerait
College English, v72 n1 p29-47 Sep 2009
The authors describe their individual and collective experiences reconstructing their New Orleans-based university composition program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They emphasize how the concept of "floating foundations" helps account for changes in their students' interests, and they suggest that this idea is applicable to the work of writing instructors in general. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana