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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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Harrington, Susanmarie – Journal of Basic Writing, 1999
Claims much of the research composition teachers rely on to shape classroom techniques fails to incorporate the perspectives of the students. Describes broad trends in basic writing scholarship as presented in the first 17 volumes of this journal. Argues that addressing the disjunction between students' assumptions about writing and the…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Higher Education, Research Utilization, Scholarly Journals