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Gentil, Guillaume – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Linguistic and cultural diversity is a common feature of Canadian and U.S. postsecondary demographics, yet Canada's official bilingualism has created unique demands and opportunities for bilingual WAC/WID development and instruction. This article first situates bi- and multilingual WID needs and practices in Canadian academia within the country's…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, Translation, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Hartse, Joel Heng; Lockett, Michael; Ortabasi, Melek – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article gives an account of creating and delivering a (trans)disciplinary writing-intensive course focused on translation and translingual writing. The course, offered in a comparative literature program at a Canadian university, was co-created by an applied linguist, a literature professor, and a curriculum theorist, and was inspired in part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Translation, Bilingual Education
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Evans-Tokaryk, Tyler – Across the Disciplines, 2014
This article presents the results of a case study at a Canadian university that used a combination of surveys and focus groups to explore faculty members' and students' perceptions of plagiarism. The research suggests that the globalization of education and remix culture have contributed to competing and contradictory understandings of plagiarism…
Descriptors: Integrity, Global Approach, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Nelson, Fiona – Across the Disciplines, 2004
It is the authors first day of class in a new tenure-track position. She is a sociologist who had been hired to teach Women's Studies at the University of Calgary, where she completed her master's degree some years before. At 9:00 a.m. she boarded the elevator in the basement of the building. The elevator stops on the main floor and the doors open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Studies, War, Terrorism