ERIC Number: ED448441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Mutuality in the Rhetoric and Composition Classroom. Studies in Writing & Rhetoric.
Wallace, David L.; Ewald, Helen Rothschild
This book discusses the centrality of rhetoric in the academy, asserting the intimate connection between language and knowledge making and stressing the need for a change in the roles of teachers and students in today's classroom. The goal is mutuality, or sharing authority between teachers and students, and allowing everyone an equal voice. For teachers who value but are struggling to implement alternative approaches, this book is intended to help them identify, theorize, and work through problems. Chapters are: (1) "Toward Mutuality in the Classroom: Classroom Speech Genres, Course Architecture, and Interpretive Agency"; (2) "Toward Alternative Speech Genres for Classroom Discourse"; (3) "Course Architecture and Mutuality in Student Writing"; (4) "Interpretive Agency and Mutuality in Classroom Knowledge Making: Or, Should David Have Told His Story?"; and (5) "Situating Mutuality and Transforming the Discipline." Contains 101 references. (EF)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Mutual Intelligibility, Rhetoric, Sociolinguistics, Student Empowerment, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing (Composition)
Southern Illinois University Press, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62902-3697 ($14.95). Tel: 618-453-6633; Web site: http://www.siu.edu/~siupress .
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication, Urbana, IL.