Controversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction / Edition 1

Controversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction / Edition 1

by Christine Pearson Casanave
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047208979X

ISBN-13: 9780472089796

Pub. Date: 11/25/2003

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Controversies in Second Language Writing is not a how-to book, but one that focuses on how teachers in L2 writing can be helped to make reasoned decisions by understanding some of the key issues and conflicting opinions about L2 writing research and pedagogy. This book will assist teachers in making informed decisions about teaching writing in the ESL

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Controversies in Second Language Writing is not a how-to book, but one that focuses on how teachers in L2 writing can be helped to make reasoned decisions by understanding some of the key issues and conflicting opinions about L2 writing research and pedagogy. This book will assist teachers in making informed decisions about teaching writing in the ESL classroom.
To counteract some of the debates, Casanave explores the different sides of the arguments and provides examples of how other teachers have dealt with these issues. The book presents novice and seasoned teachers with thought-provoking issues and questions to consider when determining and reflecting on their own teaching strategies and criteria.
Topics discussed include:
contrastive rhetoric product vs. process fluency and accuracy assessment of student work audience plagiarism politics and ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472089796
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
11/25/2003
Series:
The Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,305,168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Series Foreword by Diane Belcher and Jun Liu,
Introduction,
1. Beliefs and Realities: A Framework for Decision Making,
2. Contrastive Rhetoric,
3. Paths to Improvement,
4. Assessment,
5. Interaction,
6. Politics and Ideology,
Subject Index,
Author Index,

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