ERIC Number: ED199739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Tutor-Trained Teacher: The Role of the Writing Center in Teacher Education.
Moyers, Joyce K.
The college writing center can be most helpful in preparing prospective English teachers for the classroom. Students could be required to spend some time each week tutoring in the writing center. Although the methods course focuses on the theory of teaching writing, the work in the center can put that theory into practice. Before actually tutoring, the students work through several sessions of reading essay models, role playing, and tutoring with supervision. Each tutor also reads a handbook for tutors and becomes familiar with the materials in the center. During the initial meetings of the course, the tutors also go through the same composing process as the freshman composition student. The writing center provides a training ground for future English teachers to discover more about individualization, composition theory, grading practices, resources, approaches to teaching, and the entire scope of writing, in addition to a wide variety of students and writing styles. In helping other students to learn about writing, they, in turn, become better writers and better teachers of writing. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Laboratories
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1981).