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Bernstein, Susan Naomi – Journal of Basic Writing, 2018
This essay, in letter form, introduces graduate-level study in Basic Writing to practicum students. It situates teaching practices within Basic Writing histories and pedagogies, and invites readers to focus widely, read deeply, and keep writing. Included are lessons from Bernstein's experiences in presenting David Bowie's artistic and cultural…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Basic Writing, Practicums, Writing Instruction
Bernstein, Susan Naomi – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
This essay focuses on how young women students in a first-year, first-quarter basic reading and writing course wrote about their connections to the process of identity development as portrayed in the graphic novel "Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return" by Marjane Satrapi. While the circumstances of becoming a student in a required…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Females, Novels, Self Concept
Bernstein, Susan Naomi – Journal of Basic Writing, 2005
This article examines education law and cultural conditions for teaching and learning in Texas, the state that provided a model for the federal No Child Left Behind Act signed in 2002. Accountability testing is a primary feature of Texas education law and has an enormous impact on public school culture. Of particular interest is Houston, one of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Testing, School Culture