ERIC Number: ED351294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
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Writing Across the Curriculum: Creating a Professional Writing Sequence for a Teacher Education Program.
Watson, Karilee; Traxler, Mary Ann
Writing proficiency is an important skill that can help teachers communicate what they know to colleagues, teacher educators, and researchers. The effectiveness of the writing across the curriculum movement supports development and implementation of a writing program in undergraduate teacher education. The Advanced Writing Proficiency (AWP) Program at Saint Mary's College (Indiana) requires students to demonstrate competency in "writing appropriate to the profession." Students submit three types of papers for review: experiential, analytical, and professional. They may submit: (1) an article critique; (2) a book review; (3) an analytic essay involving comparison/contrast, argument, or synthesis of ideas; (4) a research paper; (5) an annotated bibliography; or (6) an expository paper describing a product created for a curriculum area. Evaluation consists of a portfolio review process. The writing program at Saint Mary's has three elements: a writing center that offers support for students working on the AWP requirement, faculty development workshops, and curricular changes. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Marys College IN
Note: Paper presented at the National Forum of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (5th, Louisville, KY, June 1992).