While resilience often defines writing center survival strategies, resistance offers a familiar stance in relation to dominant classroom and institutional practices. However, both resilience and resistance are indexed to a perceived “normal,” and violations of normativity have consequences not always imagined in individual tutoring sessions or theoretical discussions.
Resilience and Resistance in Writing Center Theory and Practice
Neal Lerner is professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate writing courses. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers.
Neal Lerner; Resilience and Resistance in Writing Center Theory and Practice. Pedagogy 1 April 2019; 19 (2): 195–208. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7295866
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