Effects of Collaborative Discussions and Cultural Differences in American and Korean Children’s Reflective Essays
The Society for Text and Discourse
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.
IL-HEE KIM, Richard C. Anderson, Brian Miller, Jongseong Jeong, and Terri Jo Swim (2008).
Effects of Collaborative Discussions and Cultural Differences in American and Korean Children’s Reflective Essays. Presented at The Society for Text and Discourse, Memphis, TN.