Short History of Writing Instruction From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: This volume provides a systematic historical survey of the methods and purposes of writing instruction in Western culture. The book traces the development of writing curricula from the earliest stages in ancient Greece to the standardization processes of the Roman period which dominated Western schools up to the 18th century. The next major sections outline the shift away from inherited European methods and the emergence of many competing purposes and methods in contemporary America. While some other studies look at particular time periods or at certain issues, this book covers the entire development of writing instruction over a period of 2,500 years up to the present day. The longitudinal approach used enables the reader to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods but also such major issues as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The book concludes with 10 suggestions for further research to deepen understanding of the history of writing instruction.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $93.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publication date: 3/14/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
James J. Murphy is Professor of Rhetoric and Communications, University of California at Davis
|Ways to Read This Book: An Introduction|
|Ancient Greek Writing Instruction and Its Oral Antecedents|
|Roman Writing Instruction as Described by Quintilian|
|Writing Instruction from Late Antiquity to the Twelfth Century|
|Writing Instruction in Late Medieval Europe|
|Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric in the Renaissance|
|Writing Instruction in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Great Britain: Continuity and Change, Transitions and Shifts|
|From Rhetoric to Rhetorics: An Interim Report on the History of American Writing Instruction to 1900|
|Writing Instruction in School and College English: The Twentieth Century and the New Millennium|
|Not a Conclusion, But an Epilogue|
|Glossary of Key Terms in the History of Writing Instruction|
|The Next Step in Your Research: A Bibliography for Further Study|