Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices

Paperback | July 15, 2001

EditorBetty P. Pytlik, Sarah Liggett

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Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices offers essential advice to writing program administrators, teachers of methods courses and practica, and mentors of new writing faculty, as well as graduate students studying for professions in writing programadministration. This extensive collection discusses the contexts, structures, development, practices, and evaluation of teaching assistant (TA) preparation programs in writing pedagogy. It features essays by thirty-five prominent experts in college composition and three former graduate students whoparticipated in TA preparation programs. These contributors, from twenty-nine different institutions, represent decades of experience as well as significant geographic and demographic diversity. Focusing on what new college teachers need to learn about teaching writing and what types of programs best facilitate this learning, Preparing College Teachers of Writing answers these vital questions: What are the historical contexts for current TA preparation programs? What theories informTA preparation programs? How are successful TA programs structured? and What teaching practices have proven effective in preparing TAs for college writing classrooms? The selections cover a wide range of TA preparation structures including summer orientations and theory and methods courses. Severalessays address the most recent topics in the field: mentoring, reflective practices, evaluation of teaching strategies and student writing, and job preparation. The essays are optimistic and emphasize proven practices; when contributors discuss program failures, they do so to provide contexts fortheir programs' changes and subsequent successes. Ideal for courses in teaching college composition, Preparing College Teachers of Writing provides a uniquely comprehensive treatment of this complex topic.

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Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices offers essential advice to writing program administrators, teachers of methods courses and practica, and mentors of new writing faculty, as well as graduate students studying for professions in writing programadministration. This extensive collection discus...

Betty P. Pytlik is at Ohio University. Sarah Liggett is at Louisiana State University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Richard Fulkerson: Foreword: Preparing the ProfessorsSarah Liggett and Betty P. Pytlik: PrefacePart I. Histories1. Betty P. Pytlik: How Graduate Students Were Prepared to Teach Writing--1850-19702. Stephen Wilhoit: Recent Trends in TA Instruction: A Bibliographic Essay3. Kirsti A. Sandy: After Preparing TAs for the Classroom, What Then? Three Decades of Conversation about Preparing TAs for the Job Market4. Irwin Weiser: When Teaching Assistants Teach Teaching Assistants to Teach: A Historical View of a Teacher Preparation Program5. Darin Payne and Theresa Enos: TA Education as Dialogic Response: Furthering the Intellectual Work of the Profession through WPAPart II. Theories6. Kathleen Blake Yancey: The Professionalization of TA Development Programs: A Heuristic for Curriculum Design7. Shirley K Rose and Margaret J. Finders: Thinking Together: Developing a Reciprocal Reflective Model for Approaches to Preparing College Teachers of Writing8. Judith Goleman: Educating Literacy Instructors: Practice versus Expression9. Christine Farris: Too Cool for School? Composition as Cultural Studies and Reflective Practice10. Rebecca J. Rickly and Susanmarie Harrington: Feminist Approaches to Mentoring Teaching Assistants: Conflict, Power, and Collaboration11. Katrina M. Powell, Peggy O'Neill, Cassandra Mach Phillips, and Brian Huot: Negotiating Resistance and Change: One Composition Program's Struggle Not to ConvertPart III. Programs12. Katherine K. Gottschalk: Preparing Graduate Students across the Curriculum to Teach Writing13. Betty Bamberg: Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: A Program for Continuing TA Preparation after the Practicum14. Chris Burnham and Rebecca Jackson: Experience and Reflection in Multiple Contexts: Preparing TAs for the Artistry of Professional Practice15. Paul Anderson, Todd Deluca, and Lisa Rosenberger: The Three-Part Program for Preparing TAs to Lead Professional Communication Courses at Miami University (Ohio)16. Christine Hult and Lynn Meeks: Preparing College Teachers of Writing to Teach in a Web-Based Classroom: History, Theoretical Base, Web Base, and Current Practices17. Muriel Harris: "What Would You Like to Work on Today?" The Writing Center as a Site for Teacher TrainingPart IV. Practices18. Sally Barr Ebest: Mentoring: Past, Present, and Future19. Wanda Martin and Charles Paine: Mentors, Models, and Agents of Change: Veteran TAs Preparing Teachers of Writing20. Gita Das Bender: Orientation and Mentoring: Collaborative Practices in Teacher Preparation21. Michael C. Flanigan: From Discomfort, Isolation, and Fear to Comfort, Community, and Confidence: Using Reflection, Role-Playing, and Classroom Observation to Prepare New Teachers of College Writing22. Thomas E. Recchio: Essaying TA Training23. Barry Thatcher: Orientation for Teachers of Technical Writing24. Learning to Evaluate and Grade Student Writing: An Ongoing Conversation25. Margaret Lindgren: The Teaching Portfolio: Practicing What We Teach26. Sarah Liggett: Evolution of a Teaching Notebook: Contents, Purposes, and AssessmentContributorsIndex