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Martinez, Aja Y. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
he critical race counterstory in this essay takes on the form of allegory to raise awareness about Arizona's anti-immigrant/Mexican climate, and pays particular attention to legislation targeted at Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies (also RAZA studies) program.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Ethnic Studies, State Legislation
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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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Gogan, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Recent considerations of threshold concepts in the rhetoric and writing studies discipline fail to consider the role that reading plays in the learning of student writers. This article reports results from a three-part, two-year, empirical study of seventy-five learners enrolled across four sections of a writing-intensive course. The course…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Writing Relationship, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Pearlman, Steven J. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Examining deficits in the development of adolescent literacy, this article explores conceptions of literacy not as a "simple" exercise that merely requires layperson understandings of words, but rather, as research shows, as a deeper action that requires disciplinary knowledge and standing. Vygotsky's distinction between tool users vs.…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Skills, Writing Evaluation, Interaction
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Tarabochia, Sandra – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Interdisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of WAC/WID efforts and integral to productive relationships between writing specialists and disciplinary content experts. Such collaboration, however, suffers from welldocumented challenges. In this article, I use textual discourse analysis to build a deeper understanding of the discursive spaces…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing Across the Curriculum, Correlation
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Johnson, J. Paul; Krase, Ethan – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The ability of college students to write clearly and competently, both in first-year composition (FYC) and beyond, is often questioned. This qualitative, longitudinal study examines the writing practices and abilities of twelve students, following their performance in their FYC courses to their later studies in Writing in the Disciplines (WID)…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Interviews
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Jensen, Amber – Across the Disciplines, 2012
A pilot program in a public high school positions experienced student writing center tutors to become WAC liaisons who foster writing across the curriculum by raising questions, identifying needs, and providing support to their teachers with the goal of strengthening writing instruction school-wide. This article discusses the background and…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Writing Models, Pilot Projects
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Herkner, Luise; Pydde, Mandy; Tschirpke, Simone – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This article reports about the effort to raise awareness for writing across the curriculum (WAC) and to establish writing centers at German high schools through a pilot project, initiated by a university writing center. The project was run by graduate students from the European University Viadrina (EUV) who in this article share their experience…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Peer Teaching
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Hrenko, Kelly A.; Stairs, Andrea J. – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This research has begun to examine how teachers in Maine meaningfully infuse art and Native American epistemologies through visual arts and writing across curricula to enhance student learning and engagement. Teachers explored a perceived new space of pedagogical possibility within visual arts and American Indian curricula as cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
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Rodrigue, Tanya K. – Across the Disciplines, 2012
WAC scholars have demonstrated a strong commitment to faculty professional development in WAC programs but have yet to engage in much conversation, at least in scholarly literature, about the training of TAs in the teaching of writing. The rising number of TAs in doctoral-granting institutions and WAC programs suggests their role in teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Lillge, Danielle – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the United States has resulted in an unprecedented set of national secondary school writing standards that shift responsibility for writing instruction across content areas. As secondary school teachers grapple with these new demands, this article proposes that WAC can serve as a key…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Cox, Michelle; Gimbel, Phyllis – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) create new common ground for high school-college collaborations through emphasis on expository writing in English language arts (ELA) and writing in content areas across the curriculum. This article, written collaboratively by a composition-rhetoric scholar and a secondary education leadership scholar who…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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McClellan, Michael; Myelle-Watson, Dawn; Peters, Brad; Spears, Debora; Wellen, David – Across the Disciplines, 2012
To teach science writing effectively, scholars encourage combining writing to learn with applications of the science writing heuristic. How teachers learn to do so remains under-examined. This essay follows a cohort of ninth-grade science teachers who collaborated in a project to develop, test, and revise such a combination of writing prompts for…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Science Education, Grade 9, Science Teachers
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Converse, Caren Wakerman – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Writing across the secondary curriculum has been viewed primarily through the lens of traditional academic courses taught in comprehensive high schools. In this paper the author draws on her past experience as a criminal justice teacher at a career and technical high school to describe writing that facilitates and demonstrates learning of subject…
Descriptors: Career Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Law Enforcement, Course Content
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Paxton, Moragh – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This article focuses on the methodology for an academic literacies research project in an Integrated Content and Language (ICL) collaboration in economics and the ways in which the findings from the research contributed to further development and expansion of the ICL endeavour. The research was conducted independently rather than collaboratively…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Content Area Writing, Economics
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