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Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy

Overview
Works: 4 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 758 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Other
Classifications: LC152.C2, 371.97
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Most widely held works by Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy
Children of promise : literate activity in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms by Shirley Brice Heath( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph addresses the challenge of improving literacy learning for all children, especially those in language-minority classrooms. The monograph introduces some of these classrooms in detail, examining and describing their literacy practices and setting forth some of the principles of learning and language that underlie them. It is the result of long-term collaboration between a classroom teacher and a university researcher, and provides a model for university-school collaboration. The monograph sets the stage for future collaborations between practitioners and researchers that can suggest new and creative ways to improve school-based literacy learning. Special attention is focused on the following: cultural and linguistic differences; inside the classroom; writing, learning, and the teacher's role; literate behavior and literacy skills; and building theory and practice together. Suggestions for implementing cross-grade tutoring projects and references and a reading list are appended. (JL)
The writing of arguments across diverse contexts : final report by Linda Flower( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of three studies looked at argument across significant contexts to understand what students must learn to "argue" in these contexts and carry out their practices. Study 1 involved 19 pre-college minority writers who were asked to take a "rival hypothesis" stance to their source texts that discuss issues in minority education. In study 2, 9 returning women students applied some equally controversial readings to their own lives. Study 3 examined the practice of argument in a community center concerned with issues such as landlord and tenant relations, a situation which often starts with people who already have clear positions but who need to understand other people's arguments. Results indicated that (1) argument is not a unified practice; (2) if argument is understood as a social cognitive process, then argument cannot be reduced to familiar textual forms such as pro and con arguments or thesis and support; and (3) practices such as collaborative planning and reflection can help students move across contexts and practices in a more self-conscious and strategic way, to engage in inquiry, entertain rival perspectives and attempt to negotiate them in text. (Contains 13 references.) (Rs)
Technical report by Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional paper by Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Children of promise : literate activity in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms
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