Programs and Practices: Writing Across the Secondary School Curriculum

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Pamela B. Childers, Anne Ruggles Gere, Art Young
Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1994 - Education - 280 pages
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In Programs and Practicescontributors describe and critique various ways that writing across the curriculum (WAC) has been incorporated into schoolwide, districtwide, and statewide programs. WAC efforts, which most often begin with small groups of teachers working in a limited number of classrooms, can and often do expand and become the catalyst for systemic change. In these pages readers will find the philosophical foundations for WAC programs and numerous specific classroom applications that provide the explanatory power of practical experience. In addition teachers and administrators will discover ways others are nurturing WAC by creating environments in which WAC becomes central to an institution's educational mission. They will also discover how individual schools, school districts, and state agencies have begun to institutionalize WAC.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Problems and Possibilities
7
Creating Classroom School
20
Copyright

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ANNE RUGGLES GERE directs the Ph.D. Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan where she is a Professor of English and a Professor of Education. While she was on the faculty at the University of Washington, she founded and directed the Puget Sound Writing Program. She also directed an NEH-sponsored program on writing across the curriculum, from which Roots in the Sawdust: Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines (NCTE, 1985) emerged. She is author of Writing Groups: History, Theory, and Implications (Southern Illinois University Press, 1987) and editor of Into the Field: Sites of Composition Studies (MLA, 1993). Gere was Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 1993-1994 and has served on a number of NCTE committees.ART YOUNG is Campbell Chair in Technical Communication, Professor of English, and Professor of Engineering at Clemson University. In addition to coordinating Clemsons writing across the curriculum program, he teaches courses in composition theory and pedagogy, technical writing, and Victorian literature. Young serves as a consultant and WAC workshop director to over fifty schools and colleges.

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