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The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary

By Charles I Schuster, John Trimbur, Edited by Richard H Bullock
Foreword by Richard Ohmann

Noted composition scholars such as James Berlin, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Robert Connors, Anne Ruggles Gere, Susan Miller, and James Slevin discuss the realities of composition as a discipline in the eighteen essays presented in The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary. They survey the history of composition teaching and scholarship; the implications of feminist theory on writing programs and practices; hiring and firing in English departments; the politics of research in composition and writing program design; writing across the curriculum, writing assessment, and basic writing; and...

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Noted composition scholars such as James Berlin, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Robert Connors, Anne Ruggles Gere, Susan Miller, and James Slevin discuss the realities of composition as a discipline in the eighteen essays presented in The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary. They survey the history of composition teaching and scholarship; the implications of feminist theory on writing programs and practices; hiring and firing in English departments; the politics of research in composition and writing program design; writing across the curriculum, writing assessment, and basic writing; and the cultural attitudes and imperatives that define and circumscribe literacy education and the teaching of writing.

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