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Stomp, Kara – Communication Center Journal, 2019
This paper looks at a mid-size state university's speaking center. At this speaking center, managing peers oversee consultants for hour-long shifts, and those who work together during these hour-long shifts are referred to as shift families. These families remain the same for the entire semester, and so effective personal communication between…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Communication (Thought Transfer), Personnel Management, Persuasive Discourse
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da Cunha, Marcus Vinicius – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This article suggests that John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" does not describe education in an existing society, but it conveys a utopia, in the sense coined by Mannheim: utopian thought aims at instigating actions towards the transformation of reality, intending to attain a better world in the future. Today's readers of Dewey (his…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Misconceptions, Change
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Zrudlo, Ilya – Theory and Research in Education, 2021
Indoctrination is an ongoing concern in education, especially in debates about moral education. One approach to this issue is to come up with a rational procedure that can robustly justify potential items of moral education content. I call this the 'rationalistic justification project'. Michael Hand's recent book, "A Theory of Moral…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Philosophy
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Gibbs, Paul; Maguire, Kate – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2012
This paper is about writing effective recommendations for action based on inquiries, evidence or arguments that have the purpose of effecting change. The importance of the topic for higher education is evident in the increasing accountability being asked of research from within institutions, in other words, research which provides evidenced-based…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Letters (Correspondence), Advocacy, Persuasive Discourse
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Moe, Peter Wayne – Composition Forum, 2011
I see a parallel between the illiteracy I witnessed while working in the court system and the challenges facing first-year writers at the university. In both cases, problems arise due to unfamiliarity with the discourse community into which one enters. In response, because much of the language governing composition and rhetoric is rife with place…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Illiteracy, Figurative Language, Rhetoric
Ahmed, Yunana – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this dissertation, I conceptualize a rhetorical and linguistic analysis of politics from a decolonial framework (Mignolo, 2011; Smith, 2012). My analysis draws on classical rhetoric (Aristotle, 2007), cultural rhetoric (Mao, 2014; Powell, et al., 2014; Yankah, 1995), and linguistics (Chilton, 2004) to reveal the different ways ideological and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Figurative Language, Interdisciplinary Approach, Morphemes
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Lumby, Jacky; Muijs, Daniel – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
This article deconstructs the language of the 2010 UK Coalition Government's White Paper, "The Importance of Teaching". It uses analytical frameworks related to rhetoric established by Aristotle and Cicero. It explores the mechanisms of language using both critical discourse analysis and content analysis, offering quantitative data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Rhetoric, Educational Philosophy
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Gencarella, Stephen Olbrys – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2010
The polymath Empedocles has not been considered a prominent figure in the history of rhetorical studies nor contemporary appropriations of antiquity, despite the reported attribution of his invention of rhetoric by Aristotle. This neglect is understandable, as the surviving fragments of Empedocles' work provide no significant reference to rhetoric…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory, Classical Literature, Biographies
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Cronkhite, Gary – Communication Education, 1987
Examines Aristotle's "Rhetoric" and concludes that it is one of his weakest works--of little use to the technical student interested in communication. (NKA)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Styles, Public Speaking, Rhetoric
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Fortenbaugh, William W. – Philosophy and Rhetoric, 1986
Discusses Book 3 of Aristotle's "Rhetoric," especially the negative attitude expressed toward rhetorical delivery. (SRT)
Descriptors: Oral Interpretation, Philosophy, Public Speaking, Rhetoric
Walpole, Jane R. – 1981
Everything taught as rhetoric today can be traced to Aristotle, but his rhetoric needs to be updated. The five elements of his rhetoric--invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery--were designed for public orators, but rhetoric has since come to mean the written rather than the spoken word. Peter Ramus redefined rhetoric in the sixteenth…
Descriptors: Literary Styles, Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking, Rhetoric
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Conley, Thomas M. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1979
Discusses the inadequacy of translations of Aristotle's "Rhetoric," particularly three passages from the commonly used translation by Lane Cooper. The misleading nature of these passages is cited as a major cause for the lack of understanding of Aristotle. (JMF)
Descriptors: Greek, Greek Literature, Information Theory, Opinions
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Ziff, Howard M. – Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 1986
Discusses the sources of learning and pleasure in reading Aristotle's "Rhetoric," the basic practical and theoretical text in speaking and writing. (PD)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Communication (Thought Transfer), Instructional Materials, Reading Material Selection
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Conners, Robert J. – Written Communication, 1984
Follows the slow growth of a body of knowledge about how information could best be communicated without necessary references to overt persuasion from Aristotle's "Rhetoric" through the beginnings of a theory of written discourse in the American nineteenth century. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Discourse Analysis, Intellectual History, Learning Theories
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Kallendorf, Craig; Kallendorf, Carol – Journal of Business Communication, 1985
Demonstrates that business writers rely far more heavily than expected on classical figures of speech. Uses Aristotle's "Rhetoric" to show that figures of speech offer a powerful tool for the persuasive function of modern business communication. (PD)
Descriptors: Advertising, Business Communication, Business Correspondence, Classical Literature
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