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Rearticulating the Role of Peer Tutors as Change Agents in U.S. and European Writing Centers

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dc.contributor.advisor Barger, Julie en_US Hardy, Brandon en_US 2015-08-25T14:42:25Z 2015-08-25T14:42:25Z 2015-06-25 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I examine the professional role of peer tutors in writing centers in Europe and the U.S., highlighting transferable skillsets learned outside of tutoring. After exploring the work of European and U.S. scholars such as Girgensohn, Trimbur, professional skills manifest in organizing, presenting, and attending events for peer tutors. I then present Tennessee Tutor Collaboration Day and European Peer Tutor Day as current models of peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration and explore the benefits and barriers of each. After proposing three transnational models for improving P2P collaboration across borders, I offer practical suggestions for how they can be implemented. I conclude by discussing further implications of P2P collaboration between U.S. and European writing centers that will potentially catalyze new approaches to research and cultivate richer scholarship for the international writing center community. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Composition en_US
dc.subject Cross-cultural en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Tutoring en_US
dc.subject Writing center en_US
dc.title Rearticulating the Role of Peer Tutors as Change Agents in U.S. and European Writing Centers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Smith, Allison en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Communication en_US
dc.subject.umi Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject.umi Higher education en_US M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department English en_US

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