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ERIC Number: EJ973436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8204
Writing as Praxis
Yagelski, Robert P.
English Education, v44 n2 p188-204 Jan 2012
In 2003, the National Commission on Writing released "The Neglected "R,"" its report on the state of writing instruction in the nation's schools. The report identified an apparent paradox: writing, which the Commission defines as an essential skill for the many that has helped transform the world, is nevertheless increasingly shortchanged throughout the school and college years. To state that paradox a bit differently, if writing has indeed helped transform the world, it seems to have had little transformative effect on most of the students. In this essay, the author talks about writing as "praxis". He explores the possibility of writing as praxis because he believes that writing can and should be a vehicle for individual and collective transformation. He wants to understand what it means to engage in writing as a practice of being, as a way of living together on the earth people share. (Contains 4 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A