Frank Aydelotte And The Oxford Approach To English Studies In America

Frank Aydelotte And The Oxford Approach To English Studies In America

by Michael Moran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761834788

ISBN-13: 9780761834786

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of America

Using a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's enduring contributions to English studies in America and the various social, cultural, educational, and personal forces that shaped his pedagogy. Educated at Harvard and Indiana, Aydelotte's seminal experience was becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 1904. While at Oxford University, he

Overview

Using a biographical approach, this book examines Frank Aydelotte's enduring contributions to English studies in America and the various social, cultural, educational, and personal forces that shaped his pedagogy. Educated at Harvard and Indiana, Aydelotte's seminal experience was becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 1904. While at Oxford University, he experienced a system of teaching writing that he found superior to the Harvard formalism that dominated many American English departments at the time. This comprehensive work explores the three curriculums developed by Aydelotte: the 'thought' approach to composition developed at Indiana University, the technical communication curriculum developed at MIT, and the influential Honor's Program developed at Swarthmore College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761834786
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
0.45(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 I. Introduction Chapter 3 II. Education in American and Britain Chapter 4 III. Developing the Thought Approach at Indiana, 1908-1915 Chapter 5 IV. The Oxford Approach at MIT, 1915-1921 Chapter 6 V. The Oxford Approach and Honors Education at Swarthmore, 1921-1940 Chapter 7 VI. Conclusion Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Author

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