ERIC Number: ED440384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
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Another Look at Genre in the Teaching of Writing.
This paper offers a critical review of new approaches to genre, including the process, workshop, communication, and traditional approaches, and asks what English teaching can learn from them amidst ongoing debates about repertoire, multiliteracies, and the influence of new technologies. It argues that a flexible, participatory and critical view of genre offers ways of seeing writing as a social and personal activity and provides a basis for discussing difference, similarity, and change in all kinds of texts and text-making. The paper concludes that seeing genres in terms of dialogue rather than transmission, and as negotiated social practices rather than fixed rhetorical forms, offers positive alternatives. (Contains 59 references.) (EF)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Literary Genres, Process Approach (Writing), Secondary Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
For full text: http://www.nyu.edu/education/teachlearn/ifte/oliver1.htm.
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