ERIC Number: EJ583503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Dissonance and Rhetorical Inquiry: A Burkean Model for Critical Reading and Writing.
Salibrici, Mary M.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v42 n8 p628-37 May 1999
Describes a seven-week critical-inquiry unit in a writing course for college sophomores that studies the 1953 Rosenberg trial. Uses this unit to illustrate the importance of dissonance in learning development, and how rhetorical inquiry in Kenneth Burke's concept of "perspective by incongruity" leads to critical inquiry and deeper understandings about the effects of language. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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