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Reinventing The University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy [NOOK Book]

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Christopher Schroeder spends almost no time disputing David Bartholomae's famous essay, but throughout ReInventing the University, he elaborates an approach to teaching composition that is at odds with the tradition that essay has come to represent.

On the other hand, his approach is also at odds with elements of the pedagogies of such theorists as Berlin, Bizzell, and Shor. Schroeder argues that, for students, postmodern instability in literacy and meaning has become a question...

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Reinventing The University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy

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Overview

Christopher Schroeder spends almost no time disputing David Bartholomae's famous essay, but throughout ReInventing the University, he elaborates an approach to teaching composition that is at odds with the tradition that essay has come to represent.

On the other hand, his approach is also at odds with elements of the pedagogies of such theorists as Berlin, Bizzell, and Shor. Schroeder argues that, for students, postmodern instability in literacy and meaning has become a question of the legitimacy of current discourse of education. Schroeder is committed, then, to constructing literacies jointly with students and by so doing to bringing students to engage more deeply with education and society.

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Schroeder (Writing Across the Curriculum program, Long Island U.-C.W. Post campus) critiques the current "crisis in literacy" as reflecting cultural issues more than deficits in literacy skills. He dissects the context of conventional academic literacies in US higher education via an analysis of English studies' textbooks; and presents students' and colleagues' narratives on his constructed literacies approach. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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In Reinventing The University: Literacies And Legitimacy In The Postmodern Academy, Christopher Schroeder presents an impressive, ground-breaking, thought-provoking, scholarly and seminal contribution to pedagogical studies in composition and student participation in curriculum development. Reinventing The University is a unique and very highly recommended contribution to postmodernism educational studies collections, Schroeder's challenging and informative text is enhanced for students and scholars with Endnotes, Works Cited, and an index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874214710
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • File size: 581 KB

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments


PROLOGUE
Reread(writ)ing the Contemporary Crisis in Literacy


INTERLUDE Early Efforts to Read/Write Constructed Literacies


1
The Cultural Capital of the Academy


INTERLUDE Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Department Chairs


2
Postmodern Critical Literacies


INTERLUDE Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Students I


3
Constructed Literacies


INTERLUDE Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Students II


4
ReInventing the University


INTERLUDE Read(Writ)ing Constructed Literacies with Colleagues


EPILOGUE


Endnotes


Works Cited


Index


About the Author

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