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ERIC Number: ED399546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 6
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The Writing Center Professional and Graduate Students: Developing an Ethical Paradigm.
Farrell, John Thomas
The "consultant" model for the writing center professional is especially appropriate when graduate students are the ones seeking assistance with their writing. For many academicians with backgrounds in the humanities and liberal arts, "consulting" is a term fraught with mystery. Many have never "consulted" and are not entirely clear what a consultant does. Much has been written on the subject of consulting ethics. The American Association of Professional Writing Consultants (APWC) developed a code of ethics in the mid-1980s and June Gallessich has published one in her book "The Professional Practice of Consultation." She provides a detailed discussion of 28 principles of consulting ethics, some of which could apply to the development of ethical, adult relationships between writing center professionals and graduate students. The consultant model for the writing center professional may also be developed along Aristotelian lines. In the Aristotelian scheme, the writing center professional would be considered as a "useful" friend, which is one of three types of friends Aristotle defined. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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