Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History
?To understand the ways students learn to write, we must go beyond the small and all too often marginalized component of the curriculum that treats writing explicitly and look at the broader, though largely tacit traditions students encounter in the whole curriculum,” explains David R. Russell, in the introduction to this singular study. The updated edition provides a comprehensive history of writing instruction outside general composition courses in American secondary and higher education, from the founding public secondary schools and research universities in the 1870s, through the spread of the writing-across-the-curriculum movement in the 1980s, through the WAC efforts in contemporary curriculums.
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Extremely informative, especially for those of us who are new to the WPA world. The long view of history demonstrates some of the cycles of educational reform and the specific examples and vivid stories make this a bit of a page-turner. Read full review