ERIC Number: EJ675976
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing as an Amoral Act.
Tollefson, Stephen K.
Writing On the Edge, v12 n1 p59-64 Fall-Win 2000-2001
Contends that being able to write and being able to analyze the writing and speaking of others is a way to power. Explains that critical literacy aims to help students become the best writers and thinkers possible so they can critically examine the world around them. Outlines how teachers need to let students think for themselves, even if it is thinking the teachers do not agree with. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Writing Instruction
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Creative Nonfiction.