AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

The Importance of Flexibility and Adaptability in Writing Centers: Interviews with Three Writing Center Directors

by Jonathan K Silvey

Institution: University of Akron
Department: English-Composition
Degree: MA
Year: 2014
Keywords: Educational Leadership; Education; Composition; Language; Pedagogy; Writing Centers, Flexibility, Adaptability, Directors, Tutors
Record ID: 2024922
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1396865452


The purpose of this thesis is to explore what practices and theories are used in three Northeast Ohio writing centers. The goal was to find out how important of a role flexibility and adaptability plays in each center. As a tutor in each, personal experience was used as well as interviewing each director in order to find out the individual pedagogies that were employed. After these interviews were conducted, the results were compared to recent strategies used in writing center theory to see how they are applied to flexibility.