2004
Volume 42, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1573-9775
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1236

Abstract

Abstract

The concept of the writing center is on the rise in Dutch education institutions. However, there is little clarity about the real effects of the non-directive tutoring model the writing centers use. In order to create a basis for research on Dutch centers, this literature review provides an overview of worldwide empirical research on this subject. It shows that researchers have difficulty finding the right approach. Research that takes into account the mission of the writing center seems the most valuable. This kind of research focuses on the behavioral changes a center tries to make with students, such as a reduction of the anxiety about writing and a larger self-efficacy.

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