Politics of Remediation Institutional and Student Needs in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0822941864

ISBN-13: 9780822941866

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary Soliday
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Description: While some students need more writing instruction than others,The Politics of Remediationreveals how that need also pertains to the institutions themselves. Mary Soliday argues that universities may need remedial English to alleviate their own crises in admissions standards, enrollment, mission, and curriculum, and English departments may use remedial programs to mediate their crises in enrollment, electives, and relationships to the liberal arts and professional schools. Following a brief history of remedial English and the political uses of remediation at CCNY before, during, and after the open admissions policy, Soliday questions the ways in which studentsrsquo; need for remedial writing instruction has become widely associated with the need to acculturate minorities to the university. In disentangling identity politics from remediation, she challenges a powerful assumption of post-structuralist work: that a politics of language use is equivalent to the politics of access to institutions.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 9/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Acknowledgments
The Politics of Access and the Politics of Representation
Remedial Traditions and Institutional Crisis, 1870-1970
Looking for Mina: Reforming Basic Writing, 1966-1980
Representing Remediation: The Politics of Agency, 1985-2000
Writing between Worlds: Access as Translation
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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