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Flores, Nelson – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2010
In "A New World: Redefining the Legacy of Min-Zhan Lu"(JBW 27.2, Fall 2008), Brian Ray revisits the controversy that emerged in the early 1990s in response to critiques of the iconic Mina Shaughnessy made by Min-Zhan Lu. He offers a reading of the debate that focuses on common ground between the two sides through a metaphor of linguistic charity…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Figurative Language, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
Molloy, Sean – Journal of Basic Writing, 2012
Mina Shaughnessy continues to exert powerful influences over Basic Writing practices, discourses and pedagogy thirty-five years after her death: Basic Writing remains in some ways trapped by Shaughnessy's legacy in what Min-Zhan Lu labeled as essentialism, accommodationism and linguistic innocence. High-stakes writing tests, a troubling hallmark…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Tests, High Stakes Tests, Writing Instruction
Ray, Brian – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
This article discusses exchanges between a number of scholars during the 1990s centering on Min-Zhan Lu's controversial essay "Conflict and Struggle: The Enemies or Preconditions of Basic Writing?" In some ways, "Conflict and Struggle" blazed a trail for later work in "hybrid" or "mixed" forms of academic writing while at the same time igniting…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Basic Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Research
Horner, Bruce; Lu, Min-Zhan – 1999
Intended for teachers of basic writing, this book contains a collection of new and updated essays addressing issues surrounding underprepared writers. It maps errors and expectations for basic writing and develops teaching approaches that will be effective in a social and political world. The book considers concepts such as the possibility of…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Classroom Techniques, Feminism, Higher Education
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Gunner, Jeanne – Journal of Basic Writing, 1998
Examines two debates within the basic writing community (the reaction against Min Zhan Lu's early theoretical work and the recent acrimonious debate regarding Ira Shor's defense of mainstreaming) showing how they reflect conflicting models of the basic writing field, with "critical" discourse challenging the conventions and authority of…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Gershenfeld, Susan; Hood, Denice Ward; Zhan, Min – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Academic performance is a primary predictor of college graduation, yet few studies have examined one of the earliest indicators of academic performance--first-semester grade point average (GPA). Given the considerable public and private investment in ensuring access for underrepresented students, a focus on the role of first-semester GPA for these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
Villanueva, Victor, Ed. – 2003
This revised and updated resource contains a total of 43 essays that serve to initiate graduate students and more experienced teachers into the theories that inform composition studies. Under Section One--The Givens in Our Conversations: The Writing Process--are these essays: "Teach Writing as a Process Not Product" (Donald M. Murray);…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, College Students, Higher Education, Rhetoric
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Lu, Min-Zhan; Horner, Bruce – College English, 2013
We argue that composition scholarship's defenses of language differences in student writing reinforce dominant ideology's spatial framework conceiving language difference as deviation from a norm of sameness. We argue instead for adopting a temporal-spatial framework defining difference as the norm of utterances, and defining languages,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Writing (Composition), Literacy Education, Language Usage
Brown, Stephen G. – 1995
A compositionist teaching high school on an Athabascan Indian Reservation near Anchorage, Alaska, encountered considerable resistance from his students when attempting to see them through a college-prep program. Their initial hostility toward him masked their deep need for an adult role model who was not abusive, neglectful, or alcoholic. It was a…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Basic Writing
Eddy, Robert, Ed. – 1996
This book convincingly shows that the United States should adopt multiculturalism so that it doesn't become monoculturally provincial in a global society, and so that it can survive in the twentieth century as a democratizing force rather than a future Bosnia. The book is divided into two sections: (1) "Theories and Issues in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Relations, Minority Groups
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Zhan, Min; Pandey, Shanta – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2004
We investigate the effects of post-secondary education on the economic well-being of single parents. The data for this study are from the 1993 Panel Study of Income Dynamics, with a sample of 930 single mothers and 168 single fathers. The results indicate that post-secondary education, particularly a 4-year college degree, improves the economic…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Mothers, Labor Market, Human Capital
Slevin, James F., Ed.; Young, Art, Ed. – 1996
The 21 essays in this book interrogate one another as they explore the relationships among politics, curriculum, and pedagogy in contemporary classrooms and cultures. Critical theory, the book suggests, is generated in and through classroom practice, rather than imported from without. After an introduction by James F. Slevin and Art Young, essays…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conflict, Critical Theory, Cultural Context
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Grinstein-Weiss, Michal; Zhan, Min; Sherraden, Michael – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2006
Research indicates that marriage has a large effect on reducing the risk of poverty and is associated with a higher probability of attaining affluence over the life course when compared with nonmarriage. Using data from the American Dream Demonstration (N = 2,364), this study compares savings performances of married and unmarried low-income…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Marriage, Low Income Groups, Money Management
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Horner, Bruce; Lu, Min-Zhan – College English, 2010
The constitution of "rhetoric and composition" as a discipline is the subject of a long-standing and ongoing debate that grapples with what each of the terms might be said to signify in relation to the other, and why. Given the multiple meanings of rhetoric and composition, as well as the vexed history of institutional relationships…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Definitions, Writing (Composition)
Zhan, Min; Sherraden, Michael – 2002
This study examined the effects of mothers' assets (i.e., home ownership and savings) on their expectations and their children's educational achievement in female-headed households. The study used data from the National Survey of Families and Households, which involved interviews with a national sample of 13,017 respondents (including 3,374 blacks…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income
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