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The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context

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dc.contributor.author Cleary, Lawrence
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Íde
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-10T12:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-10T12:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4776
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2007, when the authors of this chapter were being selected to get Ireland’s first writing centre up and running, concerns about postgraduate writing for publication coincided with national and institutional drives to up-skill the population for participation in a knowledge economy. A feature of our context is that our institution began its life as a National Institute of Higher Education and maintains strong ties with local industry to this day. Student retention and transferable skills development were Higher Education Authority concerns that largely determined some goals for our target groups. Those groups included mature students, international students and students coming in through the Access programme as a consequence of low, or the absence of, Leaving Certification exam scores (http://www. examinations.ie/). The national discourse about writing at third level in Ireland up to that time was largely limited to talk about writing development for professional academic advancement. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice, Theresa Lillis, Kathy Harrington, Mary R. Lea, and Sally Mitchell (eds);chapter 26, pp. 355-363
dc.subject academic writing en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject third level en_US
dc.title The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1598429


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