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What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching
Pedagogy
  • Heidi Estrem, Boise State University
  • E. Shelley Reid, George Mason University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2012
Abstract
As a discipline with academic roots in pedagogy (Harris 1996), composition studies has fostered increasingly visible and structured programs to mentor new writing instructors. Several recent essay collections compile examples of programs, thoughtfully theorized approaches, and careful explorations of how to best support and nurture new instructors of first-year writing (see, for example, Pytlik and Liggett 2002; Ward and Perry 2002). It is now common that new college writing teaching assistants (TAs) participate in at least one pedagogy seminar designed to guide them through their initial teaching experience and provide an introduction to composition studies (see Dobrin 2005). Additionally, individual accounts of new instructors like those by Wendy Bishop (1990), Elizabeth Rankin (1994), and Sally Barr Ebest (2005) help provide a rich context for further research on the pedagogical development of new writing instructors.
Citation Information
Heidi Estrem and E. Shelley Reid. "What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching" Pedagogy (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_estrem/12/