Grounded Literacies in a Transnational WAC/WID Ecology: A Korean-U.S. Study (Paperback)
In this book, Jay Jordan draws from WAC/WID, second language writing, rhetoric and composition, and scholarship on English teaching and learning in South Korea to describe the ways writing as a privileged literate activity shapes and is shaped by the development of one university’s transnational campuses. Through grounded analysis of three years of student and faculty surveys and interviews, writing samples, observations, and through personal narrative about the author’s experience at both campuses, Grounded Literacies in a Transnational WAC/WID Ecology closely describes and theorizes the intellectual, social, and material complexities of cross-border educational efforts. Despite the smoothly marketable promise of many U.S.-based international educational experiments, the mutual embeddedness of campus, university, host city, student and faculty experiences, differing expectations, national aspirations, and individual and collective goals and anxieties richly nuances the argument that literacies can never be reduced to classroom or curricular plans.
Jay Jordan is associate professor of Writing & Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. He is author of Redesigning Composition for Multilingual Realities and coeditor of other collections on second-language writing. He has published articles in Across the Disciplines, CCC, College English, Computers and Composition, Kairos, and other journals, and he has contributed chapters to several collections. He has taught at both campuses of his transnational university and has also taught in Myanmar, Poland, and Thailand.