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Sibylle Gruber

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.

Abstract

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.