ERIC Number: EJ676053
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
New Perspectives: TA Preparation for Critical Literacy in First Year Composition.
Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely
Composition Forum, v13 n1-2 p67-80 2002
Notes that new teaching assistants (TAs) and first year composition students similarly grapple with ambiguity, multiplicity, and open-endedness. Contends that new TAs' queries and early classroom experiences can provide a valuable occasion to re-balance the emphasis in a pro-seminar between teaching and learning. Presents strategies for addressing overlapping goals of assisting first-year composition students in developing a critical literacy and assisting new TAs in developing transformative pedagogies. (PM)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Assistants
Composition Forum, Dept. of Language and Communication, 318 Kyser Hall, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497. Web site: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~weisser/cf/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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