March 11, 2008
For immediate release
Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, along with their colleagues at the Writing Program, will take part in 22 events, panels, and workshops at the 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention in New Orleans, LA, April 2-5. Professor Charles Bazerman of the Department of Education in the Gevirtz School is the Program Chair for the Conference. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics such as emerging technologies and virtual values, interview-based studies of college writing, and genres as invitations into academic identities.
A complete list of events with Gevirtz School and Writing Program participants can be read on-line.
Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.
[Presenters from the Gevirtz School are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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