Learning to Write as a Hostile ACT for Latino Students (Counterpoints #257) (Paperback)

Learning to Write as a Hostile ACT for Latino Students (Counterpoints #257) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Raul E. Ybarra Cover Image

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This is book number 257 in the Counterpoints series.


Cultural differences play a part in communication breakdowns between students and teachers, and only a complete understanding of the model that English instructors use when teaching writing gives us an insight into the reasons why. This book observes and analyzes the communication patterns of Latino students in an English course at the college level, closely observing the interaction between Latino students and the teacher, as well as between Latino students and other student groups in the class. Learning to Write as a Hostile Act for Latino Students concludes that cultural differences - and the resulting miscommunications - significantly contribute to the negative impressions Latino students have about the writing process and English courses. Understanding these differences is crucial to improving the teaching of writing to Latino and other minority students.

About the Author

The Author: Raul E. Ybarra is Associate Professor at the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in language, literacy, and rhetoric. He is a coeditor of Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas: A Reader (Peter Lang, forthcoming).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820468242
ISBN-10: 082046824X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: July 19th, 2004
Pages: 114
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints