Editors’ note: One of our editorial goals this year has been to “spotlight” writing centers around the world. In an effort to align with the blog’s mission to “connect writing centers across borders,” once a month, we invite a writing center administrator from an international writing center to share a few words (400-500) introducing us to their center. This semester, we have spotlighted a writing center at The Haigazian University in Lebanon and another at Daystar University in Kenya. For our May spotlight, we share an introduction to the Hisar Writing Center in Istanbul, Turkey, by its director, Jeff Gibbs. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.
The Hisar Writing Center is headquartered at Hisar School in Istanbul, Turkey, a progressive K-12 institution founded in 1996. Our main center serves 859 middle and high school students in grades five through twelve, while our affiliate, Writing Center Junior, focuses on our primary school students. Our center’s goal reflects the school’s mission. We aim to build a community confident and fluent in the writing process, a community that sees writing as a tool for learning and developing critical thinking. Continue reading