CHAPTER THREE: Collaborators: Creating Writing Communities for a Diverse Student Population

Fredericksen, Elaine Freedman
January 2003
New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society;2003, p40
Book Chapter
Chapter Three of the book "New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society" is presented. It addresses the special pedagogical needs of Hispanic American college students taking up language arts and suggests an approach that will raise the success rate of minority students in higher education. Learning communities in the U.S. still take a traditional approach to education and it has serious implications on the performance of minority students. As of 1997, the U.S. Census Bureau released a statistical report regarding the Hispanic population. Hispanic students face many obstacles which accounts for their poor performance.


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