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ERIC Number: EJ899972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Being Allowing and yet Directive: Mindfulness Meditation in the Teaching of Developmental Reading and Writing
Garretson, Kate
New Directions for Community Colleges, n151 p51-64 Fall 2010
Because learning to meditate shares important qualities with learning to be a better reader and writer--for example, dispassionate noticing, becoming more aware of inner processes, a faith in inner wisdom, effort made with a light touch, the cultivation of a practice through simple, regular doing--practice in mindfulness meditation was used to help incoming community college ESL students become more reflective in their writing and more deliberate in their reading practices. The purpose of this chapter is to outline ways that mindfulness meditation might be used in ESL classrooms to amplify aspects of reading and writing practice that are not addressed in more traditional formalistic or skills-based instructional methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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