Landmark Essays on Basic Writing

ISBN-10: 1880393298

ISBN-13: 9781880393291

Edition: 2001

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Description: The essays selected for this volume address debilitating assumptions that place both students and teachers of basic writing, as well as the discipline itself, on the margins of educational, economic, and political localities of influence. The collection presents readers with previously published essays that together depict the fundamental and shifting theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical assumptions of basic writing instruction over the past two decades. Arranged chronologically, the essays examine such issues as defining basic writers, the phenomenology of error, cognitivism and writing instruction, the social construction of remediation, and the politics of basic writing pedagogy in a postmodern world. They collectively present what the contributors perceive as some of the most enduring and important debates in the field. At the same time, they illustrate that neither the basic writing classroom nor recent scholarship need to be intellectually marginalized locations. By including primarily essays published between 1987 and 1997, the contributors bring together essays that historicize the preceding decades of scholarship and also anticipate the future of the field. The volume moves thematically from situating and defining basic writers and basic writing scholarship to questions of the relationships among methodology, ideology, and race. It closes with a series of essays that collectively move the field "Toward a Post-Critical Pedagogy of Basic Writing."

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Peggy Matthews Rose (Lake Forest, CA) has partnered with Pat Williams on the book Read for your Life and is currently working with Williams and Dr. Eugene Griessman on Leadership the Lincoln Way.

Introduction: Locality and Basic Writing
(Re)Defining Basic Writing and Basic Writers
"Teaching Language in Open Admissions." On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978. New York: W.W. Norton, 1979
"What Happens When Basic Writers Come to College?" College Composition and Communication 37 (Oct. 1986): 294-301
"Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial Writers and Cognitive Reductionism." College Composition and Communication 39.3 (1988): 267-302
"Redefining the Legacy of Mina Shaughnessy: A Critique of the Politics Of Linguistic Innocence." Journal of Basic Writing 10.1 (Spring 1991): 26-40
Postmodernism and Literacy Education
"'Strangers No More': A Liberatory Literacy Curriculum." College English (February 1982): 115-28
"The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children." Harvard Educational Review 58 (August 1988): 280-98
"Culture as an Instructional Resource in the Multiethnic Composition Classroom." Journal of Basic Writing 11.1 (1992): 75-96
"Back to Basics: A Force for Oppression or Liberation?" College English 54 (Jan. 1992): 7-21
"Conflict and Struggle: The Enemies or Preconditions of Basic Writing." College English 54 (1992): 887-913
Toward a Post-Critical Pedagogy of Basic Writing
"Negotiating the Contact Zone." Journal of Basic Writing 41.1 (1995): 27-41
"The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American Curriculum." Journal of Basic Writing 12.1 (1993): 4-21
"Resisting Privilege: Basic Writing and Foucault's Author Function." College Composition and Communication 45.3 (October 1994): 320-341
"Literacies and Deficits Revisited." Journal of Basic Writing 21.1 (1993): 46-56
"Constructing Teacher Identity in the Basic Writing Classroom." Journal of Basic Writing 16.1 (1997): 27-49
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