ERIC Number: ED373360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Pedagogy in the Age of Politics: Writing and Reading (in) the Academy.
Sullivan, Patricia A., Ed.; Qualley, Donna J., Ed.
Recognizing that the teaching of writing has always been political, this collection of essays by teachers, scholars, and theorists intends to promote discussion of what it means to study and teach writing and reading at a time when the academy itself is struggling to define the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The essays in the collection explore the ways that students and teachers respond to tensions arising from encounters with ideas, people, texts, and technologies; examine the history of writing in the academy; and critique the content of composition courses. After an introduction by the editors, "Writing in the Age of Politics," the essays are: (1) "Teaching for Openings: Pedagogy as Dialectic" (Maxine Greene); (2) "Advocacy and Resistance in the Writing Class: Working toward Stasis" (Karen Fitts and Alan W. France); (3) "Being Two Places at Once: Feminism and the Development of 'Both/And' Perspectives" (Donna J. Qualley); (4) "Naming Harlem: Teaching the Dynamics of Diversity" (Daniel Reagan); (5) "Adult Learners, Autobiography, and Educational Planning: Reflections on Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Power" (Michael J. Kiskis); (6) "'Whose Machines Are These?' Politics, Power, and the New Technology" (Elizabeth Klem and Charles Moran); (7) "Pedagogy and the Academy: 'The Divine Skill of the Born Teacher's Instincts'" (Mariolina Salvatori); (8) "Representations of Literacy and Region: Narrating 'Another America'" (Peter Mortensen); (9) "The Essay Dies in the Academy, circa 1900" (Jean Donovan Sanborn); (10) "Re-envisioning the Journal: Writing the Self into Community" (Sharyn Lowenstein and others); (11) "Feminism and Power: The Pedagogical Implications of (Acknowledging) Plural Feminist Perspectives" (Linda M. LaDuc); (12) "Rereading the Discourses of Gender in Composition: A Cautionary Tale" (Susan V. Wall); (13) "The Myth of Transcendence and the Problem of the 'Ethics' Essay in College Writing Instruction" (David A. Jolliffe); (14) "The 'Kinds of Language' Curriculum" (David Bleich); (15) "Writing Academic Autobiographies: Finding a Common Language across the Curriculum" (Rhonda C. Grego); and (16) "'So Happy a Skill'" (Robert Scholes). (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Cultural Differences, Educational History, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Political Issues, Student Needs, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 58900-3050: $15.95 members; $21.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Critical Pedagogy; Feminist Pedagogy; Literacy as a Social Process; Student Empowerment; Writing Contexts