ERIC Number: ED246483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Centers: Theory and Administration.
Olson, Gary A., Ed.
Prepared by writing center directors, the articles in this book examine the pedagogical theories of tutorial services and relate them to actual center practices. The 19 articles are arranged into three categories: writing center theory, writing center administration, and special concerns. Specific topics discussed in the articles include the following: (1) collaborative learning, (2) writing center research, (3) promoting cognitive development in the writing center, (4) writing centers in the two-year college, (5) developing a peer tutoring program, (6) the handbook as a supplement to a tutor training program, (7) reluctant students, (8) prewriting for the laboratory, (9) meeting the needs of foreign students, (10) tutoring business and technical students, (11) attitudes in writing center relationships, (12) financial responsibility, (13) form design and record management, and (14) undergraduate staffing in the center. A selected bibliography concludes the book. (FL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cognitive Processes, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Learning Laboratories, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Content, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Tutoring, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 58781, $12.00 member, $15.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.