Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SIG Proposal -- please send edits by the end of this month

Proposal Number:
Type of Session/Proposal:Special Interest Group/Business Meeting
Level Emphasis:all
Interest Emphasis:not applicable
Major Focus:not applicable
Area Cluster:101) Teaching Writing & Rhetoric
Session Title:Teaching Adult Writers in Diverse Settings
Our goal is to outline a composition reader that addresses the interests and needs of adult students and, in the process, explore whether or not it is possible to find common ground for our diverse adult student populations.
Session Description:At our 2010 SIG, we found ourselves discussing the lack of texts that speak to the concerns, interests and needs of adult composition students. Once we moved from what is not available to what we might create, we found ourselves having to consider whether or not we could create a common text that would appeal to our different adult student populations. For 2011, we plan to run this experiment by assembling an outline for a composition reader for adult students. In the process, we will explore how we define adult students; whether or not these students have enough in common with each other to make such a reader (and our shared assumptions about adult students) viable; and how we might re-think the idea of a reader given the time and financial constraints our students often face, the availability of free online resources, and the increasing importance of multimodal communication. We have begun our exploration at our blog, Teaching Writing to Adults (http://teachingwritingtoadults.blogspot.com/2010/04/preparing-for-2011-sig.html#comments).
This presenter has agreed to adapt the presentation for greater accessibility

Michelle Navarre ClearyChairmnavarr9@depaul.edu
Sonia Feder-LewisCo-Chairsfeder@smumn.edu
Karen UehlingCo-Chairkuehling@boisestate.edu
Michelle Navarre ClearySession Contact Personmnavarr9@depaul.edu

1 comment:

  1. My phone number is wrong--should be 208-871-4426.