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Writing And Learning In Cross-National Perspective: Transitions From Secondary To Higher Education, David Foster, David R. Russel Jan 2002

Writing And Learning In Cross-National Perspective: Transitions From Secondary To Higher Education, David Foster, David R. Russel

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Despite the increasingly global implications of conversations about writing and learning, U.S. composition studies has devoted little attention to cross-national perspectives on student writing and its roles in wider cultural contexts. Caught up in our own concerns about how U.S. students make the transition as writers from secondary school to postsecondary education, we often overlook the fact that students around the world are undergoing the same evolution. How do the students in China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, or South Africa--the educational systems represented in this collection--write their way into the communities of their chosen disciplines? How, for instance ...