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ERIC Number: EJ915051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0889-6143
Theory in/to Practice: Multilingual Tutors Supporting Multilingual Peers--A Peer-Tutor Training Course in the Arabian Gulf
Ronesi, Lynne
Writing Center Journal, v29 n2 p75-94 2009
While writing centers and writing fellows programs have been integral components of many colleges and universities in North America, these models of student-to-student learning are starting to develop in postsecondary institutions in other parts of the world, particularly in the Arabian Gulf. In particular, there are growing number of international universities with writing centers that depend on peer-tutor support. One such university is the American University of Sharjah (AUS), which, when the author first arrived in 2005, already had a thriving student-staffed writing center; with tutors trained "on the job." In view of the growing importance peer tutoring was taking at AUS--and with the support of the Writing Department Chair and the Writing Center Director--the author proposed teaching a three-credit, semester-long writing tutor training course, which has since become a part of AUS curriculum. In this article, the author first describes the specific context in which her class arose and then delineates the ways in which it both enacts and revises the pedagogies of one-to-one tutoring that have developed in North America.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates