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ERIC Number: EJ916549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
From Comfort Zone to Contact Zone Lessons from a Belfast Writing Centre
Cain, Kathleen Shine
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n1 p67-83 Feb 2011
American writing center director Kathleen Shine Cain analyzes the transformative experience of spending a year in a Belfast writing centre, resulting in a renewed appreciation of cross-national and cross-cultural partnerships. Although American writing center theory and pedagogy have informed the development of centers in Europe, Asia, and Africa, those centers have developed practices reflective of their unique academic and national cultures. Perhaps even more significantly, dialogue among centers throughout the world has resulted in an opportunity for writing centers in the United States to reinvigorate themselves, to interrogate both their practices and the theories underpinning those practices--and to appreciate more fully their responsibility in dismantling oppressive institutional practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; United Kingdom (Belfast)