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Situating Portfolios

Four Perspectives

edited by Kathleen Blake Yancey and Irwin Weiser

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Yancey and Weiser bring together thirty-one writing teachers from diverse levels of instruction, institutional settings, and regions to create a stimulating volume on the current practice in portfolio writing assessment. Contributors reflect on the explosion in portfolio practice over the last decade, why it happened, what comes next; discuss portfolios in hypertext, the web, and other electronic spaces; and consider emerging trends and issues that are involving portfolios in teacher assessment, faculty development, and graduate student experience.

Contributors: Peter Elbow, Pat Belanoff, Gail Hawisher, Cynthia Selfe, Brian Huot, Sandra Murphy, William Condon


Kathleen Blake Yancey is Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University and past president/chair of NCTE, CCCC, and CWPA. The recipient of several awards, she has authored/edited many articles/book chapters and books, most recently A Rhetoric of Reflection and Assembling Composition.

Irwin Weiser is professor of English at Purdue University. He has served as department head, director of composition, and director of developmental writing and most recently as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He is active in the Council of Writing Program Administrators, including serving several terms on the editorial board of WPA: The Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and a term on the executive board.

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  • Paperback Price: $35.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-220-4
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Pages: 416
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Kathleen Blake Yancey and Irwin Weiser
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-220-4
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