ERIC Number: ED374464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Intersections: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center.
Mullin, Joan A., Ed.; Wallace, Ray, Ed.
The 15 essays in this book reveal the complexity of teaching writing, with some contributors calling into question the gap between classroom theory and classroom practice as seen through students' and tutors' perspectives. The book analyzes the cornerstone of theory and proposes a reexamination of some taken-for-granted composition practices. After an introduction ("The Theory behind the Centers" by Joan A. Mullin), essays in the book are: (1) "Writing Center Practice Often Counters Its Theory. So What?" (Eric H. Hobson); (2) "Collaborative Learning and Whole Language Theory" (Sallyanne H. Fitzgerald); (3) "The Creative Writing Workshop and the Writing Center" (Katherine H. Adams and John L. Adams); (4) "The Writing Center and Social Constructivist Theory" (Christina Murphy); (5)"Collaborative Learning Theory and Peer Tutoring Practice" (Alice M. Gillam); (6) "Writing Others, Writing Ourselves: Ethnography and the Writing Center" (Janice Witherspoon Neuleib and Maurice A. Scharton); (7) "Text Linguistics: External Entries into 'Our' Community" (Ray Wallace); (8) "Learning Disabilities and the Writing Center" (Julie Neff); (9) "Individualized Instruction in Writing Centers: Attending to Cross-Cultural Differences" (Muriel Harris); (10) "A Unique Learning Environment" (Pamela Farrell-Childers); (11) "Buberian Currents in the Collaborative Center" (Tom MacLennan); (12) "'The Use of Force': Medical Ethics and Center Practice" (Jay Jacoby); (13) "The Politics of Otherness: Negotiating Distance and Difference" (Phyllis Lassner); (14) "Literacy and the Technology of Writing: Examining Assumptions, Changing Practices" (Joan A. Mullin); and (15) "Tutor and Student Relations: Applying Gadamer's Notions of Translation" (Mary Abascal-Hildebrand). (RS)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Discourse Communities, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Tutoring, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction, Writing Laboratories
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.