Volume 3, Number 1 (Fall/Winter 1980)

  • writing research, reform, Race, inclusivity, Culture

Toward A Literate Democracy

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Preface, Sarah D'Eloia (pp. 1-2)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.03.01.01

Mina Shaughnessy and the Teaching of Writing, Robert Lyons (pp. 3- 12)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.02

Proceedings of the First Shaughnessy Memorial Conference April 3, 1980

Keynote Address, Virginia B. Smith (pp. 19-26)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.03

Culture and Literacy, E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (pp. 27- 47)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.04

Ethnocultural Dimensions in the Acquisition and Retention of Biliteracy, Joshua A. Fishman (pp. 48- 61)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.05

Language, Ethnicity, and Change, Orlando Patterson (pp. 62- 73)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.06

The Importance of Literacy, Richard Hoggart (pp. 74- 87)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.07

Selected Speeches and Essays of Mina Pendo Shaugnessy

The English Professor's Malady (pp. 91- 97)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.08

Some Needed Research on Writing (pp. 98- 103)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.09

Open Admissions and the Disadvantaged Teacher (pp. 104- 108)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.10

The Miserable Truth (pp. 109- 114)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.11

Statement on Criteria for Writing Proficiency (pp. 115- 119)
DOI: 10.37514/JBW-J.1980.3.1.12

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About this Issue

The Journal of Basic Writingpublishes articles of theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing. Each issue of the Journal is devoted to once topic. Articles are reviewed by members of the Advisory Board and the Editors.

Advisory Board

Doris Fassler
Valerie Krishna
Patricia Laurence 
Nancy Lay
Marie Jean Lederman 
Marylea Meyersohn
Betty Rizzo

Editorial Staff

Editor: Sarah D'Eloia
Associate Editors: Barbara Quint Gray, Leonard Kriegel, Robert Lyons, and Sondra Perl
Business Manager: Sally Heaphy


The Journal of Basic Writing is published with support from the City University of New York, Instructional Resource Center.

Cover design by Jamie Ross

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