Reinventing The University: Literacies And Legitimacy In The Postmodern Academy

Reinventing The University: Literacies And Legitimacy In The Postmodern Academy

by Christopher Schroeder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874214092

ISBN-13: 9780874214093

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Utah State University Press

Christopher Schroeder spends almost no time disputing 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

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Christopher Schroeder spends almost no time disputing 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 bring students to engage more deeply with education and society.

This does not mean he abandons traditional discourse or traditional practice in the classroom; rather, tradition becomes only one voice among many, instead of the dominating one. ReInventing the University is an extended discussion of why Schroeder feels this is necessary, how he tries to construct literacies that have legitimacy with students, and what his experiences could mean for classrooms, departments, and disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874214093
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Reread(writ)ing the Contemporary Crisis in Literacy1
Interlude: Early Efforts to Read/Write Constructed Literacies32
1The Cultural Capital of the Academy39
Interlude: Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Department Chairs70
2Postmodern Critical Literacies85
Interlude: Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Students I122
3Constructed Literacies126
Interlude: Read(Writ)ing Classrooms with Students II169
4ReInventing the University174
Interlude: Read(Writ)ing Constructed Literacies with Colleagues222
Epilogue233
Endnotes242
Works Cited254
Index265
About the Author268

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