ERIC Number: EJ627797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Pedagogy of Charity: Donald Davidson and the Student-Negotiated Composition Classroom.
Porter, Kevin J.
College Composition and Communication, v52 n4 p574-611 Jun 2001
Suggests that philosopher Donald Davidson's interpretative principle of charity can help explain why communication is impoverished or even impossible in classrooms governed by traditional, authoritarian practices that form a "pedagogy of severity." Notes that teachers should promote a "pedagogy of charity," which assumes that students are rational beings with mostly true and coherent beliefs. (SG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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