Frank Aydelotte And The Oxford Approach To English Studies In America

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761834786
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 0.45 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael G. Moran is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in 18th-Century British Literature from the University of New Mexico and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Composition at the University of Kansas. Dr. Moran has published extensively in scholarly journals and has served as an editor for numerous scholarly essay collections.

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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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