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ERIC Number: EJ915058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0889-6143
Multi-Cultural Voices: Peer Tutoring and Critical Reflection in the Writing Center
Okawa, Gail Y.; Fox, Thomas; Chang, Lucy J. Y.; Windsor, Shana R.; Chavez, Frank Bella, Jr.; Hayes, LaGuan
Writing Center Journal, v30 n1 p40-65 2010
Everyone involved in writing centers must recognize that the educational community of the 1990s will continue to grow more diverse culturally, linguistically, scholastically. Given this diversity, students, teachers, and tutors will become more, not less, interdependent. The ready, predictable answers and assumptions that existed once in a monocultural classroom or university don't exist anymore. The authors' hopes for these redefined social relationships in the writing center carry with them hopes for a redefined sense of academic literacy as well. This article joins the voices of two tutoring program coordinators and four peer tutors from two institutions: The University of Washington's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Writing Center and California State University, Chico's Writing Center. The variety of voices in this article illustrates, in a way that the single voice of a writing center director could not, the importance of critical reflection in a tutor-training program.
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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: California; Washington