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Teaching Writing With Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions


reviewed by Linda Serra Hagedorn — May 14, 2008

coverTitle: Teaching Writing With Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Author(s): Cristina Kirklighter, Diana Cardenas, & Susan Wolff Murphy (Eds.)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0791471942, Pages: 240, Year: 2007
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Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic Serving Institutions is an edited book replete with lessons that extend beyond the teaching of composition. The book consists of 11 chapters divided into 4 book parts (240 pages). Although the chapter contents vary widely, one thread that ties all of the chapters together is the authors’ refusal to cast Latino/a students in an academic deficient frame. Rather the book authors are united in the belief that for the studied population, the traditional success measures may not have value due to their reliance on resources, politics, cultural beliefs and a society focused in a monolithic language tradition. Further, the authors shun stereotypical notions while at the same time concentrate on the unique aspects of Latino/a college students enrolled in HSIs. The chapters provide a collection of qualitative analyses, stories, vignettes, and dialogues.  Perhaps because the authors come from a variety of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 14, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15254, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 12:15:09 PM

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  • Linda Hagedorn
    University of Florida
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    LINDA SERRA HAGEDORN is professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Florida. Professor Hagedorn’s research focuses on community college student success, retention, and transfer. She is especially interested in issues pertaining to underrepresented student groups, and equity.
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