Name: Sibylle Gruber, the Center for Writing Studies and the Department of English
Presentation Title: "Bridging the Gap: Encouraging Multiple Literacies in the Writing Classroom"
Date: December 7, 1995.
Literacy skills are often seen in terms of how well students can perform in a class setting, often stigmatizing those who do not exhibit "mainstream" skills. Sibylle analyzes data from a first-year writing class to explore how the abilities and literacies of culturally diverse and often marginalized students can contribute to a productive learning environment.