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Friday, November 15 • 15:30 - 16:00
They kind of make me hate writing”: Faculty mediation of linguistically-diverse college students’ writing development in disciplinary courses

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Framed by activity theory, this study investigated discipline-specific writing development in 10 linguistically-diverse undergraduates, seeking to learn their perceptions of facilitators and inhibitors to their writing development and to identify sociocultural forces mediating this development. Key findings were students’ expressed need for more personal connection, explicit instruction, clear assignment expectations, and useful feedback from their disciplinary faculty.

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Julie Baer

Lecturer, Northeastern University
My interest in multilingual writing studies evolved through my background in education, language, and literacy (EdD from Northeastern University Graduate School of Education; EdM from Harvard University Graduate School of Education). I have practiced in a variety of educational settings... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 15:30 - 16:00
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