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Title Writing programs worldwide : profiles of academic writing in many places / edited by Chris Thaiss [and others]
Published Anderson, S.C. : Parlor Press and the WAC Clearinghouse, 2012
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 530 pages) : illustrations
Series Perspectives on writing
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Perspectives on writing (Fort Collins, Colo.)
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Contents ""Series page ""; ""Title page ""; ""Copyright page ""; ""CONTENTS""; ""Chapter 1. Origins, Aims, and Uses of Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places""; ""By Chris Thaiss""; ""Chapter 2. Teaching Academic Literacy Across the University Curriculum as Institutional Policy: The Case of the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina)""; ""By Estela Inés Moyano and Lucia Natale""; ""Chapter 3. Writing to Learn Biology in the Framework of a Didactic-Curricular Change in the First Year Program at an Argentine University""
""By Ana De Micheli and Patricia Iglesia""""Chapter 4. Developing Students' Writing at Queensland University of Technology""; ""By Karyn Gonano and Peter Nelson""; ""Chapter 5. Teaching Academic Writing at the University of Wollongong""; ""By Emily Purser""; ""Chapter 6. The SchreibCenter at the Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria""; ""By Ursula Doleschal""; ""Chapter 7. The Academic Writing Research Group at the University of Vienna ""; ""By Helmut Gruber""
""Chapter 8. From Remediation to the Development of Writing Competences in Disciplinary Contexts: Thirty Years of Practice and Questions """"By Marie-Christine Pollet""; ""Chapter 9. Academic Literacies in the South: Writing Practices in a Brazilian University""; ""By Désirée Motta-Roth""; ""Chapter 10. Writing Programs Worldwide: One Canadian Perspective""; ""By Roger Graves and Heather Graves""; ""Chapter 11. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg""; ""By Brian Turner and Judith Kearns""
""Chapter 16. The Department of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University in Cairo: Achievements and Challenges""""By Emily Golson and Lammert Holdijk""; ""Chapter 17. Providing a Hub for Writing Development: A Profile of the Centre for Academic Writing (CAW), Coventry University, England""; ""By Mary Deane and Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams""; ""Chapter 18. Thinking Writing at Queen Mary, University of London""; ""By Teresa McConlogue, Sally Mitchell, and Kelly Peake""
Summary PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING SERIES, EDITED BY SUSAN H. MCLEOD Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, WRITING PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE: PROFILES OF ACADEMIC WRITING IN MANY PLACES is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. WRITING PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners. In these profiles, we see teachers and researchers relying on colleagues and on transnational scholarship to build initiatives that are both well suited to their specific environments and can serve as regional and often global models. Their struggles and achievements offer insights to colleagues in similar locales and across borders who seek to establish, enhance, and assess their own work as designers of writing programs. An introduction and three section essays by the editors illuminate themes that inform this collection. Growing networks of initiators and scholars and survey results from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project exemplify the argument of this collection for transnational exchange and collaboration. CHRIS THAISS is Clark Kerr Presidential Chair and Professor in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. GERD BRÄUER directs the distance-learning program for teachers at the Writing Center at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. PAULA CARLINO is a researcher with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, CONICET, at the University of Buenos Aires. LISA GANOBCSIK-WILLIAMS is Head of the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University. APARNA SINHA is pursuing her PhD in Education at the University of California, Davis, with designated emphases in Writing Studies and in Second Language Acquisition
"Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners. In these profiles, we see teachers and researchers relying on colleagues and on transnational scholarship to build initiatives that are both well suited to their specific environments and can serve as regional and often global models. Their struggles and achievements offer insights to colleagues in similar locales and across borders who seek to establish, enhance, and assess their own work as designers of writing programs. An introduction and three section essays by the editors illuminate themes that inform this collection. Growing networks of initiators and scholars and survey results from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project exemplify the argument of this collection for transnational exchange and collaboration."--Open Textbook Library
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (WAC Clearinghouse, viewed June 26, 2013)
Subject Academic writing -- Cross-cultural studies
Academic writing
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Textbooks
Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Thaiss, Christopher, 1948-
LC no. 2012028435
ISBN 9781602353459
160235345X
9781602353466
1602353468