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ERIC Number: ED471408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 248
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8141-0975-6
Teaching Writing in High School and College: Conversations and Collaborations.
Thompson, Thomas C., Ed.
Addressing what teachers can do to prepare high school students to write effectively in college, this book presents 15 narratives and studies suggesting that secondary-postsecondary partnerships and exchanges can significantly improve students' ability to succeed at college-level writing tasks. Essays in section I, Trading Places, are: (1) "Scriptless in High School: Teaching Dreams of a College Professor" (Don Daiker); and (2) "A Teacher Exchange That Changed Teachers" (Ron Fortune, Claire Lamonica, Janice Neuleib). Essays in Section II, Modeling Collaboration for Preservice Teachers, are: (3) "It Takes More Than a Consortium" (Marguerite Quintelli-Neary); (4) "You've Got Priority Mail: 'The Single Most Valuable Activity of Our Semester'" (Nancy S. Tucker and Leah A. Zuidema); and (5) "High School Students Meet 'College Standards'" (Thomas C. Thompson, Betsy Wilson, and the Students in Education 101). Essays in Section III, What Is "College Writing" Anyway?, are: (6) "What We Talk about When We Talk about College Writing" (Herb Budden, Mary B. Nicolini, Stephen L. Fox, and Stuart Greene); and (7) "Productively Contentious Discussions: Teachers Talk about the Teaching of Writing" (Stephen Lafer, Launi Gardner, Richard Hoadley, Terry DeBarger, and April Sawyer). Essays in Section IV, High School to College: How Smooth a Transition?, are: (8) "The Fantasy of the 'Seamless Transition'" (Janet Alsup and Michael Bernard-Donals); and (9) "Talking about the Transition: Dialogues between High School and University Teachers" (Wendy Strachan). Essays in Section V, Starting College in High School, are: (10) "The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Area High Schools Strike a Partnership" (Susan Kapanke and Melissa Westemeier); (11) "Creating a Connected Space: Mentoring in the Zone of Proximal Development" (Kim Jaxon); and (12) "'Why Do I Have to Take Remedial English?' A Collaborative Model to Solve a National Problem" (Chris Jennings and Jane Hunn). Essays in Section VI, Conversations about Collaboration, are: (13) "Crossing Levels: The Dynamics of K-16 Teachers' Collaboration" (Diana Callahan, Charles Moran, Mary-Ann DeVita Palmieri, and Bruce M. Penniman); (14) "Sleeping with the Enemy: Communiques from a Pedagogical Marriage" (Richard E. Brantley and Diana R. Brantley); and (15) "Getting Out of the Way" (Mary Baron and Denise Rambach). (RS)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A