A European Model for writing support

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Abstract

The recent growth of writing initiatives in central and eastern europe has created a situation where the natural solution is to look to countries where models for teaching writing are well established, most notably the us, but also to a lesser extent the uk. While the us provides highly developed models for teaching and supporting writing in english as a first language at the undergraduate level and in the context of a liberal arts model of higher education, the uk offers models for teaching writing in english as a second language at the graduate level so as to integrate them into the british education system. Neither of these models considers what it might be like to teach writing in a first language other than english or in english in a non-english-speaking country. In this sense, transferring models across new contexts involves a degree of risk for mismatch. In this chapter, i deconstruct the options available to those teaching writing in romania and consider how institutions can combine elements in new ways in order to create a european model of writing support.keywordsacademic writingteaching writingwriting modelwriting supportwriting course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity Writing in Central and Eastern Europe
Subtitle of host publicationTradition, Transition, and Innovation
EditorsMadalina Chitez, Claudia Doroholschi, Otto Kruse, Lukasz Salski, Dumitru Tucan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages15-28
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-95198-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-95197-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

SeriesMultilingual Education
Volume29
ISSN2213-3208

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