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Ringer, Jeffrey M. – College English, 2013
This essay considers how a male evangelical Christian in a first-year writing (FYW) course at a state university negotiates his identity in his academic writing for a non-Christian audience. It focuses on how "Austin" casuistically stretches a biblical text to accommodate his audience's pluralistic perspective. Austin's writing thus provides a…
Descriptors: Audiences, Religion, Academic Discourse, Biblical Literature
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Rodrigo, Rochelle – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2012
Although not everyone needs textbooks, they still actively serve four audiences within the discipline. The four audiences that benefit from textbooks are students, instructors, the textbook sales force, and the textbook authors themselves. With a growing number of online classes where students have less and less, or even no, face time with their…
Descriptors: Audiences, Textbooks, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
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Wartenberg, Thomas E. – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
This article is a response to criticism of my book "Big Ideas for Little Kids." The main topics addressed are: Who is the audience for the book? Can people without formal philosophical training can be good facilitators of elementary school philosophy discussions? Is it important to assess attempts to teach philosophy in elementary school? Should…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Audiences
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Dubin, Boris – Russian Education and Society, 2012
In this commentary, the author stresses that reading habits in Russia have changed since the Soviet era, and the more intellectual journals and magazines in particular have lost their importance. Audiences for books and magazines have fragmented, and there are fewer sources of commonly shared information and ideas than was true a few decades ago.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Age Differences, Periodicals
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Upadhyay, Samrat; Schilb, John – College English, 2012
This article presents an interview with the noted Nepali American fiction writer Samrat Upadhyay. Samrat Upadhyay's fiction is mostly about his native country of Nepal, but he writes mainly for an Anglo-American audience. In the interview, Upadhyay not only discusses his own work, but he also examines samples of prose by other Asian or Asian…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Audiences, Foreign Countries, Asian Americans
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Brandt, Deborah – Research in the Teaching of English, 2011
In this article, the author comments on Kevin Roozen and Karen Lunsford's insightful examination of empirical studies of college and adult writing published in NCTE journals over the last 100 years. One sees in their account the struggles for perspective that marked writing studies in this period, as researchers applied ever wider lenses to the…
Descriptors: College Students, Adults, Writing (Composition), Literature Reviews
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Asia, Daniel – Academic Questions, 2010
A few articles have appeared recently regarding the subject of the health of classical music (or more broadly, the fine arts) in America. These include "Classical Music's New Golden Age," by Heather Mac Donald, in the "City Journal" and "The Decline of the Audience," by Terry Teachout, in "Commentary." These articles appeared around the time of…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Fine Arts, Audiences, Music Education
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Harris, Muriel – Writing Center Journal, 2010
In this article, the author offers cautionary advice to help avoid some tempting morasses to unwittingly fall into as well as some more solid ground to stroll along when composing institutional prose. Ultimately, drawing on concepts from the fields of business, linguistics, social psychology, and professional writing, the author wishes to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Organizational Communication, Rhetoric
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Wall, Steven D. – High School Journal, 2010
In this article, the author reflects on Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speech at Teachers College, Columbia University, to an audience of pre-service teachers, their professors, graduate students, and others on the future needs of education. The author found that Mr. Duncan's speech did not suffice in addressing the depth of his subject.…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Graduate Students, Schools of Education, Speech Communication
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McGowan, John – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2010
Of engaged scholarship, as of many other phenomena, people should learn to think dialectically. The pressures and desires that have called engaged scholarship into being are multiple and often contradictory, while the possibilities opened and foreclosed by such work are not only multiple but also contingent. Finally, rhetoricians should be…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Audiences, Scholarship, Higher Education
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Gayles, Joy Gaston; Hu, Shouping – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
Over the past decade, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has become increasingly concerned about the educational experience of student athletes, beyond enforcement of eligibility rules and regulations. Perhaps this growing interest is in response to public criticism of the poor performance--and even misconduct--associated with the…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Physical Activities, Audiences, Athletes
Reno, Stephen J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Higher education's audience today is large, varied, and diverse in its expectations. According to this author, one challenge is for people in higher education to work with their several audiences to develop a "shared language of expectation." He is convinced the way to do so is by opening a conversation both "within the academy" and "with those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audiences, Expectation, Role of Education
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Rowland, Stephen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2009
Tony Harland's piece raises some challenging issues for "people who study higher education" and, in particular, for those who read and write for "Teaching in Higher Education". He finds himself questioning the identity of this community of readers and writers: their disciplinary origins; their field of enquiry and of the journal itself; the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audiences, Epistemology, Teachers
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Lessor, Roberta G. – American Sociologist, 2008
This paper argues that sociological theory provides a sound basis for analyzing the social organization and reorganization of the college or university and for guiding the activities of the college dean. Frame analysis theory, developed in the study of social movements, and the attendant concepts of frame shifts and frame disputes, are drawn on to…
Descriptors: Audiences, Organizational Change, Deans, Higher Education
Pingree, Sally E. – Liberal Education, 2007
In this article, the author shares her perspectives on the Bringing Theory to Practice project and liberal education. The Bringing Theory to Practice project has developed strategies and support for the necessary research and for initiatives individual campuses have proposed to affect the multiple and troubling increases in forms of student…
Descriptors: General Education, Colleges, Campuses, Audiences
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