Teaching Composition Around the Pacific Rim: Politics and Pedagogy

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Mark Newell Brock, Larry Walters
Multilingual Matters, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 151 pages
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Considers both political and pedagogical issues related to the teaching of English composition to Asian/Pacific students. The possible consequences of imposing Western rhetoric are analyzed, and use of current approaches to the teaching of composition are examined in the context of the Pacific Rim.
 

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Contents

Nativization and the Making of Meaning
15
An Imperialist Rhetoric
28
Pacific and Asian Literatures
35
Using Background Knowledge to Stimulate Composition
48
A Diary Study of Asian American Basic Writers
61
A Survey of Writing Attitudes and Activities
75
Using Feedback to Inform
90
Linking ESL and Content
117
Laying it on the Line
130
Index
150
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