Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900 - 1985 / Edition 1

Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900 - 1985 / Edition 1

by James A. Berlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080931360X

ISBN-13: 9780809313600

Pub. Date: 02/01/1987

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Berlin here continues his unique history of American college com­position begun in his Writing Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Colleges (1984), turning now to the twentieth century.

In discussing the variety of rhetorics that have been used in writ­ing classrooms Berlin introduces a taxonomy made up of three cate­gories: objective

Overview

Berlin here continues his unique history of American college com­position begun in his Writing Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Colleges (1984), turning now to the twentieth century.

In discussing the variety of rhetorics that have been used in writ­ing classrooms Berlin introduces a taxonomy made up of three cate­gories: objective rhetorics, subjective rhetorics, and transactional rhetorics, which are distinguished by the epistemology on which each is based. He makes clear that these categories are not tied to a chronology but instead are to be found in the English department in one form or another during each decade of the century.

His historical treatment includes an examination of the formation of the English department, the founding of the NCTE and its role in writing instruction, the training of teachers of writing, the effects of progressive education on writing instruction, the General Education Movement, the appearance of the CCCC, the impact of Sputnik, and today’s “literacy crisis.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809313600
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1987
Series:
Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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