In Programs and Practicescontributors describe and critique various ways that writing across the curriculum (WAC) has been incorporated into schoolwide, districtwide, and statewide programs. WAC efforts, which most often begin with small groups of teachers working in a limited number of classrooms, can and often do expand and become the catalyst for systemic change. In these pages readers will find the philosophical foundations for WAC programs and numerous specific classroom applications that provide the explanatory power of practical experience. In addition teachers and administrators will discover ways others are nurturing WAC by creating environments in which WAC becomes central to an institution's educational mission. They will also discover how individual schools, school districts, and state agencies have begun to institutionalize WAC.Farrell-Childers, Pamela B. is the author of 'Programs and Practices Writing Across the Secondary School Curriculum' with ISBN 9780867093346 and ISBN 086709334X.