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Maher, Jane – Journal of Basic Writing, 2004
Although much has been written recently about prison "writing" in general (Wally Lamb's Couldn't Keep It to Myself, Mark Salzman's True Notebooks), far less has been written about the efforts and challenges involved in helping prisoners. In this case, females in a maximum-security prison in Westchester County, New York, learn the kind of writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
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Maher, Jane – Journal of Basic Writing, 1997
Recounts why the author became interested in writing about Mina Shaughnessy, an outstanding teacher who was from a working class family. Describes briefly the life and works of Shaughnessy. (PA)
Descriptors: Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Scholarship
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Maher, Jane – Journal of Basic Writing, 1996
Contains the first chapter of a new biography of an influential writing teacher, Mina Shaughnessy, who was a founder of the "Journal of Basic Writing". (PA)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Biographies, Higher Education, Scholarship