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Adler-Kassner, Linda; Harrington, Susanmarie – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2006
Recent public policy discussions and documents reflect frames that will have profound effects on questions central to teachers of and students in basic writing courses. We argue that if basic writing instructors/administrators want to have a voice in these discussions, we must develop strategies and gather data to support our positions; we then…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Basic Writing, Writing Instruction, Decision Making
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Harrington, Susanmarie; Adler-Kassner, Linda – Journal of Basic Writing, 1998
Reviews definitions of basic writers and basic writing over the last 20 years. Argues that basic writers are not defined only in terms of institutional convenience. Offers future directions for basic writing research, suggesting that to learn more about basic writers, researchers must return to studies of error informed by basic writing's rich…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Definitions, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational History
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Adler-Kassner, Linda – Journal of Basic Writing, 1999
Argues that findings from interviews with basic writing students cast new light on the responsibilities teachers have toward basic writers. Suggests that teachers must help students understand what it means to be a basic writer and can help writers contest and refute their labels through the curricula in the writing courses. (NH)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Interviews