ERIC Number: ED214162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reinventing the Rhetorical Tradition.
Freedman, Aviva, Ed.; Pringle, Ian, Ed.
The 19 conference papers in this collection deal with the relationship of various rhetorical theories and their practical applications to the rhetorical traditions that they are superseding. The papers deal with many topics, including the following: (1) a multidisciplinary approach to writing instruction; (2) the importance of writing as a human activity; (3) Michael Polanyi and the contexts of composing; (4) the role of rhetoric in the classical trivium and the school tradition, and the need for a new trivium; (5) four important models of discourse; (6) disharmonies in the new rhetoric; (7) invention and the composing process at the postsecondary level; (8) writing style; (9) sentence combining; (10) the invention aspects of the revision process; (11) audience awareness; (12) problems related to the rhetorical concept of "ethos"; (13) the complexities of writing evaluation; (14) the development of a curriculum, based on recent research and theory, for a college-level composition program; and (15) an inservice program for teachers that draws on the new rhetoric. An epilogue expands on the conference theme of reinventing the rhetorical tradition. (FL)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Usage, Program Development, Rhetoric, Sentence Combining, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 39876, $9.95 member, $11.40 non-member).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council of Teachers of English.
Identifiers: Invention (Rhetorical); Revision (Written Composition)
Note: Collection of papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (12th, Ottawa, Canada, May 8-12, 1979).