International Exchanges: Latin America

Latin America Section Editors: Federico Navarro, Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile (Editor in Chief); Violeta Molina-Natera, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia (Editor for texts in Spanish); Vera Cristovao, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brasil (Editor for texts in Portuguese); Ana M. Cortés Lagos, Syracuse University (Associate Editor).

Series Editors: Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; and Federico Navarro, Universidad de O'Higgins.

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The Latin America Section of the International Exchanges on the Study of Writing book series publishes peer-reviewed books about writing, writers, teaching with writing, and scholarly writing practices from Latin American perspectives. It also offers re-editions of recognized peer-reviewed books originally published in the region. This first regional section of the International Exchanges series aims to account for the thriving scholarly production of Latin America and to build bridges for equal exchanges between this scholarship and other traditions worldwide.

Freely available on the web and in low-cost print editions, the LA Section furthers the goals of the International Exchanges series and the larger WAC Clearinghouse by making scholarship freely available in multiple languages. Publications include theoretical and empirical works that tackle regional challenges, expand local traditions, and engage with international discussions about writing. All texts go through a double peer-review process, having been recommended by both the Latin American Section Editorial Board and the International Exchanges series editors.

Book CoverMultilingual Contributions to Writing Research: Toward an Equal Academic Exchange

Edited by Natalia Ávila Reyes

This edited collection offers chapters based on presentations at the Second Latin American Association of Writing Studies in Higher Education and Professional Contexts International Congress (II ALES) held in Santiago, Chile, in 2018. Together, the contributors to the collection—drawn from nine countries and writing in three languages—highlight the many perspectives, resources, and traditions that enrich and expand international conversations about writing, writing instruction, and writing research. ... More

Book CoverEscritura y Produccion de Conocimiento en las Carreras de Posgrado

Edited by Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux

This edited collection, directed by Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux, reflects the sustained work of Latin American writing scholars on the topic of post-graduate writing. The authors that this volume brings together are all regional referents and members of the Cátedra UNESCO for reading and writing in Argentina and Mexico. They write from their capacities as thesis directors, coordinators of seminars and thesis workshops in careers that cover a wide spectrum ... More

Book CoverLos Estudios del Discurso. Miradas Latinoamericanas I

By Oscar Iván Londoño Zapata

Oscar Iván Londoño Zapata offers an original introduction to discourse studies in general and to the development of discourse studies in Latin America in particular. Building on the work of the foundational authors from the region included in this volume, Londoño, through a series of interviews, maps out an overview of the variety of approaches to discourse studies that can be found across Latin America. ... More

Book CoverEscribir para Aprender: Disciplinas y Escritura en la Escuela Secundaria

By Federico Navarro and Andrea Revel Chion

This book addresses critical questions about literacy teaching and learing from an innovative institutional proposal, the School Writing Program, which adapts the approach to writing across the curriculum for the initial and advanced courses of a secondary school in the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) since 2011. Both aspects common to school writing and disciplinary specific aspects are worked on from the creative and regulated rewriting of texts: basic literacy skills, meta-skills, school discursive genres, ICT and regulations. The authors discuss early results that showed a positive impact on both students and participating teachers. ... More

Book CoverDiscursos e Identidades en Contextos de Cambio Educativo

Edited by Guadalupe López Bonilla and Carmen Pérez Fragoso

The chapters in this edited collection advance the understanding of the challenges faced by diverse educational communities and contexts. Drawing on the concepts of discourse and identity, this work analyzes the problematic relationship between various educational actors immersed in contexts of change at the local, national and global levels. This book will be of particular interest to researchers, teachers, and those who are training in educational research. ... More

Book CoverConocer la Escritura: Investigación Más Allá de las Frontera | Knowing Writing: Writing Research across Borders

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Blanca Yaneth González Pinzón, David Russell, Paul Rogers, Luis Bernardo Peña, Elizabeth Narváez, Paula Carlino, Montserrat Castelló, and Mónica Tapia-Ladino

The chapters in this volume highlight the rapid growth of writing studies in Ibero-America, with its strong concern for critical thought, educational advance, and communal development, alongside new approaches to writing globally, with a focus on the relationship of writing and the growth of knowledge in individuals, professions, and societies.... More

Lee y se Escribe en la Universidad Colombiana¿Para qué se Lee y se Escribe en la Universidad Colombiana?

Edited by Mauricio Pérez-Abril and Gloria Rincón Bonilla

This book presents the findings of the inter-institutional research project, "What are the purposes of reading and writing in Colombian Universities? A contribution to consolidating the national academic culture." Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and a variety of stakeholders (i.e., students, faculty members, and university administrators) participated in the project. The project has served as a preliminary step in formulating guidelines for public policy on higher education writing in Colombia. ... More

Book CoverEn Carrera: Escritura y Lectura de Textos Académicos y Profesionales

Edited by Edited by Lucía Natale

The collection offers a critical description of some of the genres involved in student’s academic and professional development in undergraduate higher education: academic review, essay, state of the art, case study, product evaluation, procedures manual, and social intervention project. The book also offers guides for understanding and quoting complex texts. In this sense, it can be useful for professionals, university students, and professors who are interested in including discipline-specific writing skills in their courses. More

Related Books in Other Clearinghouse Book Series

Book CoverGenre in a Changing World

Edited by Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo

The twenty-four chapters in Genre in a Changing World, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, and North and South America, were selected from the more than 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies) held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date.... More

Book CoverEscribir a Través del Currículum. Una Guía de Referencia | Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum

By Charles Bazerman, Joseph Little, Lisa Bethel, Teri Chavkin, Danielle Fouquette, and Janet Garufis

Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum traces the Writing Across the Curriculum movement from its origins in British secondary education through its flourishing in American higher education and extension to American primary and secondary education. The authors follow their historical review of the literature by a review of research into primary, secondary, and higher education WAC teaching and learning. Subsequent chapters examine the relations of WAC to Writing to Learn theory, research, and pedagogy, as well as its interactions with the Rhetoric of Science and Writing in the Disciplines movements.... More

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