ERIC Number: ED318006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-22
The Friends and Enemies of Writing across the Curriculum.
Five problematic terms (disciplinarity, epistemology, mission, orthodoxy, and inertia) speak to the future of writing across the curriculum (WAC) at the college and university level. Inertia makes all the programmatic issues of strict disciplinarity, rigidly objective epistemologies, anti-educational missions, and entrenched orthodoxies just that much harder to combat. WAC goes deep into the heart of the whole academic enterprise by challenging passive learning and routine training. The good news is that for more and more teachers, WAC ideas have become the norm. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (41st, Chicago, IL, March 22-24, 1990).