Writing & Pedagogy, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

A Finger in Every Pie: The Expanding Role of Writing Centers in Writing Instruction

Michael A. Pemberton
Issued Date: 16 Jan 2010


Though sometimes seen as remedial in nature, writing centers have pedagogical missions that are far broader in scope in most educational institutions. This reflection traces both the growth of writing centers since their origins in the early 1900s and their current points of intersection with other writing programs – first year composition, writing across the curriculum, and community literacy initiatives. In spite of the economic and administrative difficulties they will face in the future, writing centers will continue to thrive.

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DOI: 10.1558/wap.v1i1.89


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