Teaching Developmental Writing
Fourth Edition   ©2013

Teaching Developmental Writing

Background Readings

Susan Naomi Bernstein

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-60251-0; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60251-2; Format: Paper Text, 496 pages

The new edition of this comprehensive volume includes thirty-one professional readings that offer a balance of historical, theoretical, and practical scholarship for developmental writing instructors. Chapters in the book have been organized into four main categories that explore major issues in basic writing, including Perspectives from the Field, Literacy and Literacies, Engaging Difference, and Collaboration, Assessment, and Change. Recent scholarship reflects current issues and voices in the field, while classic scholars such as Mina Shaughnessy and June Jordan offer insight into the foundations of basic writing, making this a diverse collection of practical insight for instructors both in and outside the classroom.