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Order and Partialities
Order and Partialities (September 1995)
Theory, Pedagogy, and the "Postcolonial"
Kostas Myrsiades - Editor
Jerry McGuire - Editor

Looks at the political and cultural issues involved in teaching postcolonial literatures and theories.
Order and Partialities explores the complex and problematic relations among postcolonial literatures and theories, the people who teach them at the university level, and the institutions in which they are taught. Each essay traces a path through these relations; yet each also comments on the fundamental paradox and contradiction w...(Read More)
 
 
Plain and Ordinary Things
Plain and Ordinary Things (June 1995)
Reading Women in the Writing Classroom
Deborah A. Dooley - Author

This book is about women's exploration of the relations between their private and public selves--it examines the voices with which women speak to their students, their colleagues, and themselves. The major audience is women interested in women's identity and identity construction as well as writing.
Plain and Ordinary Things revisions the space of student writing in classrooms from a number of disciplinary and theoretical perspecti...(Read More)
 
 
Revisioning Writers' Talk
Revisioning Writers' Talk (March 1995)
Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing
Mary Ann Cain - Author

"Cain has conducted an original research project, one that made me hold my breath at times as I wondered if she would be able to complete such an unusual narrative in a believable manner. She has impressively explored an underexplored area, looking at the writing workshop to discover what is hidden, covert, or not sanctioned. This book illuminates an area that most of us take for granted, assuming we all know how workshops actually function. Her ...(Read More)
 
 
Literacy as Social Exchange
Literacy as Social Exchange (October 1994)
Intersections of Class, Gender, and Culture
Maureen M. Hourigan - Author

Literacy as Social Exchange examines the intersection of culture and literacy education. In particular, it explores the roles that class, race, ethnicity, and gender play in students' learning to negotiate the conventions of academic discourse. It argues that recent literacy scholarship has tended to isolate class, gender, and culture as discrete, marginalizing factors, but such isolation may unintentionally silence voices from non-Western,...(Read More)
 
 
Magic, Rhetoric, and Literacy
Magic, Rhetoric, and Literacy (August 1994)
An Eccentric History of the Composing Imagination
William A. Covino - Author

"William Covino has written a powerful and deeply engaging book. I am quite taken by his ability to make a subject like magic--a topic susceptible to either an unscholarly 'light' treatment or to an unfortunate academic dismissal--accessible to a broad audience and viable to scholars. I also especially admire the range of his concerns and the thoroughness with which he grounds his discussion in theory and history." -- George Kalamaras, Indiana Unive...(Read More)
 
 
Language and Learning
Language and Learning (July 1994)
Educating Linguistically Diverse Students
Beverly McLeod - Editor

"I like the broad coverage of critical issues in bilingual/multicultural education--political, sociological, philosophical, historical, and nitty-gritty implementation issues are presented. It offers a more balanced coverage of critical issues than other publications presently available on the market."-- Manuel Ramirez III, University of Texas at Austin

This book explores the challenges of teaching an increasingly multilingual and multicultu...(Read More)
 
 
Writing With
Writing With (July 1994)
New Directions in Collaborative Teaching, Learning, and Research
Sally Barr Reagan - Editor
Thomas Fox - Editor
David Bleich - Editor

This collection of essays on diverse issues in collaborative work illuminates the next direction for the study and practice of collaboration in classrooms and research projects. The essays probe more deeply than any previous work into the political, social, and individual psychologies of students, teachers, and researchers working together. Beginning with a critique of the ideology of individualism, the authors treat classroom issues at all levels...(Read More)
 
 
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture (June 1994)
Paul Farber - Editor
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Editor
Gunilla Holm - Editor

Many factors contribute to the way individuals come to an understanding of what schooling is about and where it might be headed. This book explores the role of popular culture in that process.

The authors illustrate how powerful and suggestive images and ideas about teachers, learning, and other aspects of schooling are constructed in the "texts" of various modes of popular culture. As a basis for further inquiry, the book describes important...(Read More)
 
 
Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom
Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom (May 1994)
Gary A. Olson - Editor
Sidney I. Dobrin - Editor

"...Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom comes into place at a critical moment. We have worked assiduously to flesh out the ways and means of composition for a new era. This text helps to document our way." --Jones Royster, from the Foreword

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom is a collection of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of Advanced Composition over the last decade. T...(Read More)
 
 
Inquiry and Reflection
Inquiry and Reflection (April 1994)
Framing Narrative Practice in Education
Diane DuBose Brunner - Author

Inquiry and Reflection shows how stories of schooling can elucidate difficult, and unexamined problems facing teachers. While professional texts tend to raise issues of power and its distribution and questions of culture and ideology, often the manner of presentation is abstract, and pre-service teachers have difficulty making connections. Yet literary, film, and video materials illuminate problems and suggest ideas to which teachers can act...(Read More)
 
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