Whose Goals? Whose Aspirations?: Learning to Teach Underprepared Writers Across the Curriculum / Edition 1

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Ever since Horace Mann promoted state supported schooling in the 1850s, the aims of U.S. public education have been the subject of heated national debate. Whose Goals? Whose Aspirations? joins this debate by exploring clashing educational aims in a discipline-based university classroom and the consequences of these clashes for "underprepared" writers.

In this close-up look at a White middle-class teacher and his ethnically diverse students, Fishman and McCarthy examine not only the role of Standard English in college writing instruction but also the underlying and highly charged issues of multiculturalism, race cognizance, and social class.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874214475
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 757,757
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: A Kaleidoscope of Conflict 1
2 An ESL Writer and Her Discipline-based Professor: Making Progress Even When Goals Don't Match 17
Pt. 1 A Discipline-based Professor's Overall Classroom Goal - Exploring Cultural Knowledge 19
Pt. 2 Student-Teacher Relations - A Mismatch of Goals and Expectations 33
Conclusion 59
Coda: The Researchers Continue to Converse 60
3 Conflicting Discourses: Teacher and Student Making Progress in a Racialized Space 65
Pt. 1 An Early-Semester Homework Paper - White Teacher, Black Student, and Their Conflicting Discourses 72
Pt. 2 Instructional Supports that Helped - Class Discussions, Ungraded Writing, and Audiotaped Teacher Responses to Essay Drafts 83
Conclusion 108
Coda: The Researchers Continue to Converse 110
4 Common Goals, Deweyan Community, and the Resolution of Freire's Teacher-Student Contradiction 116
Pt. 1 Linking Dewey's Community and Freire's Liberatory Classroom 118
Pt. 2 Dewey's Communal Ideals as Applied to Teacher-Student Relations 128
Residue 152
Coda: The Researchers Continue to Converse 163
5 Conclusion: Sorting Conflict, Weaving Hope 169
Notes 183
App. A: Research Methods 185
App. B Writing Assignments in Intro to Philosophy 189
App. C Class Reflection Log (CRL) Questions 198
App. D Writing Assignments in Philosophy of Education 201
App. E Triple-Entry Notetaking 205
References 206
Index 221
About the Authors 225
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