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ERIC Number: EJ918179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Competition as a Successful Motivator for Emergent Writers in Correctional Education ESL
Gardner, Susanne
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v5 n1 p52-55 Spr 2011
Correctional Education provides an opportunity to use instructional methodologies that may not be appropriate for mainstream education classes. It is important to remember that students can be valuable sources of cultural information and motivational strategies if they are allowed to guide instructors to their own success. In this article, the author describes how men in beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup (MCI-J) have responded to competition-driven writing activities in which a whole class is involved in critiquing individual student writing ability at the board.
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland