Associate Professor Todd Ruecker has recently published a book and an article.
Ruecker’s edited book published with Routledge is titled,The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts. With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.
More information on The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts can be found here.
Ruecker also published an article, with PhD Candidate Mariya Tseptsura and a colleague from San Jose State University, in College Comp osition and Communication (CCC). The article, “’Language Difference Can Be an Asset’: Exploring the Experiences of Nonnative English Speaking Teachers of Writing,” discusses ways that writing programs can be more supportive of instructors from linguistically diverse backgrounds. Listen to the podcast here.
CCC “publishes research and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies that support college teachers in reflecting on and improving their practices in teaching writing and that reflects the most current scholarship and theory in the field.” Read more about CCC on their website.