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Showing posts from April, 2007

Praxis Call for Papers

I received this call for papers this morning:

CFP: Fall 2007 Issue of Praxis – Diversity in the WritingCenterPraxis: A WritingCenter Journal welcomes submissions for its Fall 2007 issue. We especially encourage submissions on this issue’s theme: Diversity in the WritingCenter. Articles on this topic may deal with the numerous ways in which writing centers foster and accommodate the diversity of their tutees and tutors. We invite contributors to interpret the theme broadly; however, some possible applications includeIssues of power and authority relating to race, gender, class, etc. in tutorialsTutoring ESL studentsQuestions of dialect in tutees’ writingAccommodating socioeconomic differences in the writing center (e.g., flexible scheduling for students who work fulltime)Consultations conducted in non-English languagesInternational encounters in the writing centerSubmission guidelines:Recommended article length is 1000 to 2000 words. Articles should co…

Community outreach

East High School in Denver, Colorado has implemented an interesting way to emphasize literacy, reach out to its community, and to combat racism and sexism:
"What we tried to do was create a day that celebrated literacy and lyricism," James Laurie [peer tutoring coordinator] said. "In the workshop, we looked at the power of words, sexism and racism."