Foregrounding Ethical Awareness in Composition and English Studies

Foregrounding Ethical Awareness in Composition and English Studies

by Sheryl Fontaine, Susan M Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867094435

ISBN-13: 9780867094435

Pub. Date: 02/23/1998

Publisher: Heinemann

This collection of essays is the first sustained look at the emerging ethical concerns in composition and English studies. Unlike other works that may have used ethics as a way to set a particular code of conduct or to examine a particular area of study, this book describes a range of situations, obliging us to reevaluate the ethical systems that we have previously

Overview

This collection of essays is the first sustained look at the emerging ethical concerns in composition and English studies. Unlike other works that may have used ethics as a way to set a particular code of conduct or to examine a particular area of study, this book describes a range of situations, obliging us to reevaluate the ethical systems that we have previously accepted.

Fontaine and Hunter have organized the essays into conceptual sections that focus on three of the many ways in which our current situations can be reconsidered. In the first section, "Reevaluating Contemporary Pedagogies," the authors identify ethical problems that arise within some of our most widely accepted pedagogical strategies and perspectives. "Competing Obligations" refers to the ethical problems that emerge as teachers and administrators find themselves faced with allegiances to more than one group and more than one vision in the academy. And the authors in "Professional Evolutions" consider ways in which developments and changes in the world outside the English department create ethical conflicts close to home.

Together, these essays provide ethical vantage points from which it is incumbent upon us to view our agency in our profession and in our classrooms. The book's wide range of voices and perspectives helps us begin to understand our own personal and professional ethical awareness and to anticipate the issues we all must face.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867094435
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/23/1998
Series:
Crosscurrents Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ethical Awareness: A Process of Inquiry, S. Fontaine & S. Hunter

Reevaluating Contemporary Pedagogies

The Poet(h)ical Art of Teaching, P. Connolly

Ethical Awareness and Classroom Practice, J. Fortune

The Ethics of Teaching Composition in Cyberspace: Knowledge Making in Commodified Space, F. Condon

Positions in Learning and Teaching Literary Criticism, M. Helmers

Competing Obligations

Blurring the Boundaries of Academic Intimacy and Moral Neutrality: What Is the Responsibility of the WPA?, W. Smith

Revising Administrative Models and Questioning the Value of Appointing Graduate Student WPAs, S. Fontaine

Teaching Through the Looking-Glass: The Ethics of Preparing Students for Timed-Writing Exit Exams, O. Castellano & C. Smith

Secrets and Ethics in Ethnographic Writing Research, D. Cook

Professional Evolutions

The English Doctoral Metacurriculum: An Issue of Ethics, R. Fulkerson

Missionary Projects and Anthropological Accounts: Ethics and Conflict in Writing Across the Curriculum, L. Bergmann

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Resurveying the Boundaries of Intellectual Property, S. Hunter

Toward an Ethics of Grading, P. Belanoff

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