ERIC Number: ED402614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader.
Villanueva, Victor, Jr., Ed.
Intended for experienced teachers of composition and for graduate student of composition studies, this collection of essays represents an overview of the last 30 years of composition theory--a near chronology of the profession's changes, from process to cohesion to cognition to social construction to ideology. The 41 essays and their authors include: "Teaching Writing as a Process not Product (D.M. Murray): "Writing as a Mode of Learning" (J. Emig); "The Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers" (S. Perl); "Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers" (N. Sommers); "The Writer's Audience Is Always a Fiction" (W.J. Ong); "Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy" (L. Ede and A. Lunsford); " The Basic Aims of Discourse" (J. Kinneavy); "Spectator Role and the Beginning of Writing" (J. Britton); "Coherence, Cohesion, and Writing Quality" (S.P. Witte and L. Faigley); "Contemporary Composition: The Major Pedagogical Theories" (J.A. Berlin); "A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing" (L. Flower and J.R. Hayes); "Diving In: An Introduction to Basic Writing" (M.P. Shaughnessy): "William Perry and Liberal Education" (P. Bizzell); "Is Teaching Still Possible? Writing, Meaning, and Higher Order Reasoning" (A.E. Berthoff); "Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial Writers and Cognitive Reductionism" (M. Rose); "Collaborative Learning and the 'Conversation of Mankind'" (K. Bruffee); "Consensus and Difference in Collaborative Learning" (J. Trimbur); "Writing with Teachers: A Conversation with Peter Elbow" (D. Bartholomae); "Being a Writer vs. Being an Academic: A Conflict in Goals" (P. Elbow); "Democracy, Pedagogy, and the Personal Essay" (J. Haefner); "Composing as a Woman" (E. Flynn); "The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children" (L.D. Delpit); "On the Subjects of Class and Gender in 'The Literacy Letters'" (L. Brodkey); "Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing" (M. Hairston); and "Graduate Students, Professionals, Intellectuals" (R. Ohmann). (NKA)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational History, Higher Education, Student Needs, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 08091: $24.95 members, $34.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.