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ERIC Number: EJ1151287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Rhetorical Location and the Globalized, First-Year Writing Program
Willard-Traub, Margaret K.
Composition Forum, v36 Sum 2017
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Writing Program and Writing Center serve an increasingly large number of recent immigrants, international students, and students who as children immigrated to the United States. The Writing Program and Writing Center have for a decade developed curriculum and support services geared specifically toward meeting the needs of this increasingly heterogeneous student body, while at the same time highlighting students' rich contributions to the learning and rhetorical contexts of the university and surrounding communities. Owing in part to the university's proximity to Detroit and in part to Dearborn's own particular history and demographics--a city with the highest proportion of Arab Americans in the U.S.--UMDearborn comprises a truly cross-cultural and transnational space. Within this rhetorical context, Writing Program curricula with "cross-cultural" and transnational emphases afford students unique opportunities to learn to write for public audiences with backgrounds, experiences and socio-political affiliations very different from their own.
Descriptors: Inquiry Based Learning, Freshman Composition, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, College Programs, Writing (Composition), Learning Laboratories, Educational Objectives, Educational History, Global Education, Institutional Characteristics, Context Effect, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan