ERIC Number: EJ1100427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"This Is a Field That's Open, Not Closed": Multilingual and International Writing Faculty Respond to Composition Theory
Arnold, Lisa R.
Composition Studies, v44 n1 p72-88 Spr 2016
This article reports on the results of a qualitative, interview-based study in which multilingual writing faculty based at the American University of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon, read and responded to "core" texts of composition scholarship primarily published in North America, for a North American audience. This study is premised on the assumption that composition researchers located in North America can learn a great deal about the culturally and linguistically specific assumptions that form the base of our discipline from listening to the responses of teachers of writing in other geographical, cultural, and linguistic contexts. Participants' responses highlight, in particular, the contemporary challenges faced by, and the values attached to, the teaching and learning of writing in multilingual, international contexts of higher education.
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), College Faculty, North Americans, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cultural Influences, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Rhetoric, Seminars, Writing Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon
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