Dialogue on Writing: Rethinking ESL, Basic Writing, and First-Year Composition

By Geraldine Deluca; Len Fox et al. | Go to book overview

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Geraldine DeLuca is Professor of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She directed the Freshman Writing program at Brooklyn College for 12 years and is now coordinator of the program in Writing Across the Curriculum. With Roni Natov, she founded and for 15 years coedited The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature, now published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. She has published many articles on children's literature, some stories, poems, and personal essays and is now working on a memoir about growing up Italian-American.

Len Fox, Professor of English and ESL at Brooklyn College, CUNY, has been teaching ESL at the college since 1977. He has trained ESL teachers and has made many presentations at city, state, and national conferences. He has written five textbooks for teaching ESL: Perspectives, Passages, and Gateway, all of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Focus on Editing, Longman; and Making Peace, coedited with Elaine Brooks, St. Martin's.

Mark-Ameen Johnson has directed Brooklyn College's Starr ESL Learning Center and taught CUNY students since 1994. He has also served as the Pace University Liberaty and Stay-in-School Partnerships Program Manager, a Brooklyn Public Library literacy consultant and tutor trainer, and a New York City Board of Education teacher. He first began teaching when he was in grammar school; his younger sister was his first student. While enrolled in junior high school, he carried out volunteer work with mentally retarded children. These first experiences hooked him, and he has been

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