ERIC Number: EJ915662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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The Future of Genre in L2 Writing: Fundamental, but Contested, Instructional Decisions
Johns, Ann M.
Journal of Second Language Writing, v20 n1 p56-68 Mar 2011
In this essay, the author explores four fundamental, but contested topics in Genre-based Writing Instruction (GBWI) about which decisions must be made as curricula are developed. Drawing from the three major genre traditions (Hyon, 1996), the author examines the contested topics ("naming", "awareness/acquisition", "pedagogical focus", "and ideology") and suggests compromises for L2 practitioners who adopt a genre-based approach.
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Instruction, Literary Genres, Decision Making, Curriculum Development, Ideology, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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