Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education, 1979-1994

Computers And The Teaching Of Writing In American Higher Education, 1979-1994

by Gail Hawisher, Cynthia L. Selfe, Charles Moran, Paul LeBlanc
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567502512

ISBN-13: 9781567502510

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not

Overview

This book is a history composed of histories. Its particular focus is the way in which computers entered and changed the field of composition studies, a field that defines itself both as a research community and as a community of teachers. This may have a somewhat sinister suggestion that technology alone has agency, but this history (made of histories) is not principally about computers. It is about people-the teachers and scholars who have adapted the computer to their personal and professional purposes. From the authors' perspectives, change in technology drives changes in the ways we live and work, and we, agents to a degree in control of our own lives, use technology to achieve our human purposes. REVIEW: . . . This book reminds those of us now using computers to teach writing where we have been, and it brings those who are just entering the field up to date. More important, it will inform administrators, curriculum specialists, and others responsible for implementing the future uses of technology in writing instruction. - Computers and Composition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567502510
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
New Directions in Computers and Composition Studies Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Writing a History of Computers and Composition Studies

1979-1982: The Professions Early Experience with Modern Technology

1983-1985: Growth and Enthusiasm

1986-1988: Emerging Research, Theory, and Professionalism

1989-1991: Coming of Age: The Rise of Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives and a Consideration of Difference

1992-1994: Looking Forward

Afterword

Author Index

Subject Index

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