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Smoke, Trudy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents a farewell piece by a co-editor of this journal. Describes experiences and inspirations over seven years of editing. Considers what the future holds for basic writing. (SG)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Basic Writing, Editors, Futures (of Society)
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Tabachnikov, Ann – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents a complex dimension of teacher to student relationships that should be treated with some necessary personal depth. Relates the interactions of two very different students with their composition instructor. Considers how the issue of mother as teacher (and, by extension, woman as nearly everyone's first teacher) has abided with humans…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Mothers, Reflective Teaching
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Ybarra, Raul – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents an intensive case study using ethnographic techniques to understand how teaching affects nonmainstream students, particularly Latinos. Suggests that much of the problem is students feeling out of place and notes that the writing teacher's role is finding ways to get students to come to class and motivate them to participate. (SG)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Ethnography, Higher Education
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Ryden, Wendy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents a narrative using the metaphors of "hard" and "soft" to raise and discuss questions about pedagogy and the institutional settings of college writing instruction. Analyzes transformations that have occurred in the author's teaching practices in relation to the feminization of composition and an "ethic of care." (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Behavior
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Fletcher, David C. – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents a case study of two college tutors that demonstrates the importance for writing instructors and tutors to engage in collaborative reflection to identify and examine their frame of reference, including their assumptions, beliefs, values and practices. Finds that the tutors' interpretation of writing instructors' authority influenced…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Wiley, Mark – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Describes some of the thinking behind learning communities, how they have been defined, and considers why they can be effective. Suggests a direction that educators might go to rehabilitate the idea of learning communities because it represents something fundamentally good about human beings in their relations with one another. (SG)
Descriptors: Community, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wiley, Mark – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Presents a response to Joseph Harris's article in this issue. Acknowledges that differences in opinion were less in principle and more in what they emphasized in their respective essays. Suggests that communities have possibilities for opening different sorts of spaces on university campuses. (SG)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Grobman, Laurie – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Examines the ways in which students in basic writing respond to rhetorical constructions of their generation. Argues that compositionists' efforts to intervene and mediate society's conception of youth are complicated by students' simultaneous acceptance and rejection of these representations. Explores the subsequent implications for students' and…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Cultural Differences, Secondary Education, Social Change
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VonBergen, Linda – Journal of Basic Writing, 2001
Borrows a rhetorical device from Isocrates, imitation, then combines it with the descriptive structure of Liva Polanyi and the referential (rather than expressive) aim of discourse from James Kinneavy to improve student narratives and prepare them for academic discourse. Describes how students imitate the structure of a brief poem, and they use…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Basic Writing, Higher Education, Imitation
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Shaughnessy, Mina P., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Basic Writing, 1975
Because of open admissions policies at the college level, college English teachers are faced with increasing numbers of students whose writing skills are well below desired standards. This journal, addressed to the concerns of teachers who want to help such students, attempts in this issue to point out ways in which English teachers can examine…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, College Freshmen, College Instruction, English Curriculum
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Shaughnessy, Mina P., Ed.; And Others – Journal of Basic Writing, 1976
Separate articles describe courses designed to teach basic writing to academically underprepared college students. Six courses are described: a program which teaches students how to reason correctly, on the premise that students cannot write if they cannot think; a course which teaches academically underprepared black students how language…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Freshmen, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Wiener, Harvey S. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Discusses the shortcomings in graduate instruction in the teaching of composition and the lack of data suggesting a prototype for a full course of study. Argues that skills in literary analysis, placed in the appropriate perspective, have the strongest potential for creating the best teachers in writing. (HTH)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Comprone, Joseph – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes the development of the doctoral program in basic composition and rhetoric at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Discusses the general theory for training basic writing teachers, the kinds of practical experiences they should have, and the course requirements. Includes a bibliography of texts for basic writing teachers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions
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Moran, Charles – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes an inservice and preservice training program for writing teachers at the secondary and postsecondary levels at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Includes a description of a one-day writing workshop and of a graduate course with a laboratory component. (HTH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Descriptions
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Hirsch, E. D., Jr. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1980
Examines research on cultural literacy (knowledge of what others know) and relates this research to writing skills and the teaching of writing. (RL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Course Content, Cultural Context
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