ERIC Number: ED243391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Writing across the Curriculum.
Smith, Barbara Leigh, Ed.
Current Issues in Higher Education, n3 1983-84
The writing across the curriculum movement is discussed in six articles. Barbara Leigh Smith's introductory article, "Writing Across the Curriculum: What's at Stake?" reviews the rationale for this movement, including the declining emphasis on writing in high schools and colleges. In the "Winds of Change: Thomas Kuhn and the Revolution in the Teaching of Writing," Maxine Hairston considers the nature of a paradigm shift in the teaching of writing and the influences that have occurred in the last 25 years, as well as Kuhn's theory of scientific change. Twelve main features of a new paradigm for teaching writing are also identified. The next article by B. L. Smith is an interview with Elaine Maimon, who is a leader in the writing across the curriculum movement. It is argued that writing is a central learning skill in all fields and at all levels. Applications of the writing across the curriculum movement are addressed in two articles: "What Works: The Problems and Rewards of Cross-Curriculum Writing Programs" (Joan Graham) and "Applying the Writing Across the Curriculum Model to Professional Writing" (Christopher Rideout). College programs, including professional and graduate level applications of the model, are addressed. Finally, an annotated bibliography on writing across the curriculum by Charles A. Bergman is provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, College Instruction, College Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Education, Undergraduate Study, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.