Title

Effects of Collaborative Discussions and Cultural Differences in American and Korean Children’s Reflective Essays

Document Type

Presentation

Document Subtype

Abstract

Presentation Date

7-2008

Conference Name

The Society for Text and Discourse

Conference Location

Memphis, TN

Peer Review

Contributed

Abstract

This study investigates cultural influences on rhetorical patterns in the reflective essays of American and South Korean children. In particular, it focuses on four rhetorical aspects: organizational structure, type of reason, elements of argumentative discourse, and rhetorical forms. The study also examines the effects of participation in collaborative discussions with regard to these four rhetorical aspects. The results indicate significant influences of culture and collaborative discussions upon the use of argumentative elements and rhetorical forms.

Disciplines

Education

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