CHAPTER ONE: Shapeshifters: Adapting to a New Tradition in Writing Instruction

Fredericksen, Elaine Freedman
January 2003
New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society;2003, p5
Book Chapter
Chapter One of the book "New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society" is presented. It discusses the complex issue of differences in the U.S. educational system, particularly the cultural and racial differences between teachers and students. The author notes the considerable changes undergone by education pedagogy in the U.S. since the 1960s. Educators in the U.S. need to acknowledge that race issues will play a vital role in the transformation of the educational system and the approach they should adopt when teaching in mixed classrooms.


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