WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

  • community, collaboration, WAC, secondary institution, secondary education, postsecondary institution, postsecondary education, K-12

Edited by Jacob S. Blumner and Pamela B. Childers
Copy edited by Don Donahue. Designed by Mike Palmquist. Cover image by Malcolm Childers.

CoverWorking with educators at all academic levels involved in WAC partnerships, the authors and editors of this collection demonstrate successful models of collaboration between schools and institutions so others can emulate and promote this type of collaboration. The chapters in this collection describe and reflect on collaborative partnerships among middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities that are designed to prepare students for the kinds of work and civic engagement required to succeed in and contribute to society. The WAC partnerships celebrated in this collection include frameworks to build connectivity between institutions while addressing Common Core State Standards, academic and non-academic collaborations around science education, WAC partnerships in Argentina and Germany, and both long- and short-term collaborations.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Foreword, Art Young
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Serenade in a Kansas Wind, Malcolm Childers

Chapter 1: Introduction to WAC and Partnerships That Cross Academic Levels and Disciplines, Jacob S. Blumner and Pamela B. Childers
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Chapter 2: Talking about Writing Across the Secondary and College Community, Michelle Cox and Phyllis Gimbel
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Chapter 3: Newton's Third Law Revisited: Action Reaction Pairs in Collaboration, Michael J. Lowry
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Chapter 4: Shaping Disciplinary Discourses in High School: A Two-Way Collaborative Writing Program, Federico Navarro and Andrea Revel Chion
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Chapter 5: Collaborating on Writing-to-Learn in Ninth-Grade Science: What Is Collaboration—and How Can We Sustain It?, Danielle Myelle-Watson, Deb Spears, David Wellen, Michael McClellan, and Brad Peters
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Chapter 6: In Our Own Backyard: What Makes a Community College-Secondary School Connection Work?, Mary McMullen-Light
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Chapter 7: Negotiating Expectations: Overcoming Obstacles Introducing WAC through Collaboration between a German University Writing Center and German High Schools, Luise Beaumont, Mandy Pydde, and Simone Tschirpke
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Chapter 8: "So Much More Than Just an 'A'": A Transformative High School and University Writing Center Partnership, Marie Hansen, Debra Hartley, Kirsten Jamsen, Katie Levin, and Kristen Nichols-Besel
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Chapter 9: "Oh, I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends": Short-Term Writing Center/Community Collaborations, Trixie G. Smith
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Chapter 10: What We Have Learned about WAC Partnerships and Their Futures, Jacob S. Blumner and Pamela B. Childers
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About the Editors

Jacob S. Blumner is Director of the Marian E. Wright Writing Center and Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He has co-edited two books, and his work has appeared in The WAC Journal, Across the Disciplines, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.

Pamela B. Childers is Caldwell Chair of Composition Emerita at McCallie School and Executive Editor of The Clearing House. She has written numerous articles and chapters on WAC. Her books include The High School Writing Center, Programs and Practices: Writing Across the Secondary School (with Anne Ruggles Gere and Art Young) and ARTiculating: Teaching Writing in a Visual World (with Eric H. Hobson, and Joan A. Mullin).

Publication Information: Blumner, Jacob S., & Pamela B. Childers (Eds.). (2015). WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press. https://doi.org/10.37514/PER-B.2015.0735

Web Publication Date: December 5, 2015
Print Publication Date: March 21, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-64215-073-5 (pdf) | 978-1-64215-074-2 (epub) | 978-1-60235-807-2 (pbk.) 
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2015.0735

Contact Information:
Jacob S. Blumner: blumner@umflint.edu
Pamela B. Childers: pam.childers@gmail.com

Perspectives on Writing

Series Editors: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara; Rich Rice, Texas Tech University

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