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ERIC Number: ED439427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-15
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of Conflict: A "Maternal" Framework for the Writing Conference.
Sythes, Laura
For a variety of reasons, the writing center conference is a site where difficult interpersonal negotiations must be made. Despite the idealized notion of equality between tutors and students during a session, tutors are in charge, and as such, they must plan and run the session so that it best meets the needs of the student. Tutors must do this in an improvisational way because they confront students and their issues at the exact moment during which they must be dealt with. To give tutors more tools with which to do so, this paper explicates a "maternal" metaphor for the writing conference. The paper's metaphor attempts to provide a framework that helps tutors understand the conflicts they face in the writing conference and in their identities as tutors, thus allowing them to better serve their students. (Contains 11 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A