ERIC Number: ED484553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: 42
Writing to Learn, Learning to Write: Revisiting Writing Across the Curriculum in Northwest Secondary Schools. By Request
Brewster, Cori; Klump, Jennifer
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL
The goal of this issue of By Request is to offer educators, parents, and policymakers a brief introduction to writing across the curriculum (WAC) and the two approaches most commonly associated with it: (1) writing in the disciplines (WID); and (2) writing to learn (WTL). The following are provided: (1) a brief overview of the theories; (2) research of how writing affects learning; (3) a description of common WAC strategies; and (4) a look at how middle and high schools in the United States are implementing theories today. While there is a lack of goldstandard research that definitively points to specific curricula or practices that work absolutely, the existing research does provide some guidelines on practices that show promise. The Northwest Sampler section offers more detailed examples of how middle and high school educators in the region are working to promote writing across the curriculum.
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Workshops, Secondary Schools, Intellectual Disciplines, Teaching Methods
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9720; Web site: www.nwrel.org/request.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.