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ERIC Number: EJ1116098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-8
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Paving the Way for Writing across the Curriculum (WAC): Establishing Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring at High Schools in Germany
Herkner, Luise; Pydde, Mandy; Tschirpke, Simone
Across the Disciplines, v9 n3 Dec 2012
This article reports about the effort to raise awareness for writing across the curriculum (WAC) and to establish writing centers at German high schools through a pilot project, initiated by a university writing center. The project was run by graduate students from the European University Viadrina (EUV) who in this article share their experience based on their ethnographic field notes. They explain the concept of the pilot project, reflect on their practice with high school students, high school teachers and within their own team and draw conclusions for further projects. The project showed that although the experience of starting a university student-maintained WAC initiative at high schools was a valuable learning experience for the everyone involved, sustainable structures could not be established.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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