BN.com Gift Guide

Open Language: Selected Writing on Literacy, Learning, and Opportunity / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$30.59
(Save 38%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $41.53   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   

Overview

An Open Language chronicles the development of one of the most widely-read and influential writers in the fields of composition and education. Rose contextualizes each of the 28 selections in the book with commentary that illuminates the historical, cultural, and personal issues at stake in his research and writing. An invaluable resource for graduate students and new scholars, this collection offers unique insight into the process of building a meaningful career — one that makes a difference both in the academy and beyond.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Finding the Work 

Part One THE COGNITION OF COMPOSING, 1980–1985

Introduction

1 Rigid Rules, Inflexible Plans, and the Stifling of Language: A Cognitivist Analysis of Writer’s Block (1980)

2 Two Case Studies from Writer’s Block: The Cognitive Dimension (1984)

APPENDIX A: Writer’s Block Questionnaire
APPENDIX B: Assignment Materials for Stimulated- Recall Study

3 Complexity, Rigor, Evolving Method, and the Puzzle of Writer’s Block: Thoughts on Composing Process Research (1985)

4 Sophisticated, Ineffective Books — The Dismantling of Process in Composition Texts (1981)

5 Speculations on Process Knowledge and the Textbook’s Static Page (1983)

Part Two TEACHING ACADEMIC WRITING, 1979–2001

Introduction

6 From When Faculty Talk about Writing (1979)

7 Remedial Writing Courses: A Critique and a Proposal (1983)

COMMENT ON "REMEDIALWRITING COURSES" BY DAVID PECK AND ELIZABETH HOFFMAN
PETER ELBOW RESPONDS TO "REMEDIATION AS SOCIAL CONSTRUCT"

8 "A Sociology Assignment: The Phases of Culture Shock" from Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing, with Malcolm Kiniry (1998)

9 A Call for the Teaching of Writing in Graduate Education, with Karen McClafferty (2001) 

Part Three INTEGRATING THE COGNITIVE AND THE SOCIAL: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING INSTRUCTION, 1985–1991

Introduction

10 The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University (1985)

11 Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial Writers and Cognitive Reductionism (1988)

12 "This Wooden Shack Place": The Logic of an Unconventional Reading, with Glynda Hull (1990)

13 Remediation as Social Construct: Perspectives from an Analysis of Classroom Discourse, with Glynda Hull, Kay Losey Fraser, and Marisa Castellano (1991) 

Part Four SCHOOL AND SOCIETY, 1989–1995

Introduction

14 From "The Politics of Remediation" in Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared (1989)

15 From Introduction to Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America (1995)

16 From "Baltimore, Maryland" in Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America (1995) 

Part Five THE MIND AT WORK: RESEARCHING THE EVERYDAY, 1999–2004

Introduction

17 "Our Hands Will Know": The Development of Tactile Diagnostic Skill — Teaching, Learning, and Situated Cognition in a Physical Therapy Program (1999)

18 The Working Life of a Waitress (2001)

19 Words in Action: Rethinking Workplace Literacy (2003)

20 "On Method" from The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker (2004)
Part Six PUBLIC WRITING: STYLE AND PERSUASION, 1989–2005

Introduction

21 What’s Right with Remedy: A College Try (1989)

22 School-Business Ties: The Unexamined Paradox of Past Performance (1990)

23 Education Standards Must Be Reclaimed for Democratic Ends (1991)

24 What We Talk about When We Talk about School (1996)

25 Saving Public Education (1997)

26 Extol Brains as Well as Brawn of the Blue Collar (2004)

27 How Should We Think about Intelligence? (2004)

28 Rags to Riches, Republican Style (2005)

Bibliography

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)