ERIC Number: ED445338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Partnerships: Service-Learning in Composition.
This book constitutes the first comprehensive overview of service-learning in composition studies and should be of particular interest to educators at the high school through university levels who want to combine writing instruction with community action. In the book college-level case studies are woven into discussions of how service-learning relates not only to first-year, upper division, and technical writing courses, but also to critical pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, ethics, and literacy. Chapters in the book are: (1) English Studies and Public Service; (2) Service-Learning Writing Initiatives in Context; (3) Writing for the Community: "Real-World" Writing, Nonacademic Literacies, and Writing in Sport Management; (4) Writing about the Community: Critical Pedagogy, Academic Literacy, and First-Year Composition; (5) Writing with the Community: Social Cognitive Rhetoric, Intercultural Discourses, and the Community Literacy Center; and (6) Prospects for Service-Learning in Composition. Contains approximately 250 references. Appendixes contain descriptions of more than 60 writing-centered service-learning courses and programs, as well as a sample syllabus, student writings, and a list of resources for service-learning teachers and administrators. (NKA)
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, English Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Rhetoric, Service Learning, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.