Praxis is proud to announce the second edition as a peer-reviewed journal. The theme for the Spring 2012 edition is multiliteracy and the writing center.
The New London Group (1996) uses the term multiliteracies to describe "two important arguments we might have with the emerging cultural, institutional, and global order: the multiplicity of communication channels and media, and the increasing saliency of cultural and linguistic diversity.” Additionally, the authors suggest that the multiplicity of communications channels and increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in the world today call for a broader view of literacy than portrayed by traditional language-based approaches. Given the continued importance of multiliteracy in our education system, writing centers may need to reassess how multiliteracy impacts our field. With dwindling budgets and students’ increasing need for help, the featured articles and columns address how writing centers address the multiliteracy needs and how this may impact the future of writing center work. Praxis is enthusiastic about the contributing authors who share their own experience with the intersection of multiliteracy and writing center administration, tutoring, training, theory, and initiatives.