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A Community of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University: An Institutional Ethnography

Abstract This project is an institutional ethnography (Smith, 2005, 2006) that examines the lived experiences of nine second language (L2) writing teachers, specifically with regard to the interpersonal, material, and spatial relationships inherent in their work. Using interviews, focus groups, and a mapping heuristic for data collection, the study investigates the current culture of L2 writing that is (or is not) created within this specialized community of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and the individual participant motivations as actors within a complex and dynamic network (Latour, 2007). Because findings from the study are relevant for a variety of fields and audiences, the dissertation is separated into three freestanding but interrelated ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor O'Meara, Katherine Daily (Author) / Matsuda, Paul Kei (Advisor) / Rose, Shirley K (Committee member) / James, Mark A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / English as a second language / Teacher education / composition / institutional ethnography / L2 / pedagogy / rhetoric / writing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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