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ERIC Number: EJ1072270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Anecdotal Relations: On Orienting to Disability in the Composition Classroom
Kerschbaum, Stephanie L.
Composition Forum, v32 Fall 2015
Attention to stories compositionists tell about teaching and learning reveals some of the ways that teachers orient to disability in the classroom. This article argues that these "anecdotal relations"--relations that are created and disseminated through narratives people share about disability--can frustrate productive negotiations with disability in the classroom. Two anecdotal relations receive particular attention in this article: disability as personal and disability as threatening. Critically recasting these anecdotal relations may offer potential for creating writing classroom spaces that welcome disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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