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ERIC Number: EJ1112053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Professional Development as Academic Apprenticeship: Moving from Outsider to Voice of Authority
Fridriksson, Heidi
CATESOL Journal, v23 n1 p51-55 2011-2012
Drawing on the author's experience as both a graduate student and ESL practitioner, this article explores the process of taking on a voice of authority within a new discourse. The author reflects on her own struggles with authorship in the professional discourse community of TESOL, and she uses these experiences to illuminate the struggles of her ESL students with authorship in the academic genre. It is suggested that for graduate students or ESL students to become authors in their target discourses, they must be able to use that language for authentic communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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