Farther Along: Transforming Dichotomies in Rhetoric and Composition
Perceiving composition studies as increasingly fragmented into camps that stake out political, methodological, and theoretical territories, Kate Ronald and Hephzibah Roskelly brought together 12 colleagues whose work they saw as synthesizing rather that divisive and asked them to suggest ways in which particularly damaging splits in composition theory and practice might be under stood and made whole. The result is this collection, whose title reflects its editors' vision and aim. The goal of Farther Alongis to encourage readers to explore the dichotomies that limit the way English teachers think of themselves and their work. It will help them find new ways to transform the dichotomies into something productive rather than limiting by encouraging them to seek dialectical, mediating principles in what they attempt to do in their classrooms. The book is an excellent introductory text in rhetoric and composition studies for graduate students and new teaching assistants. It is also ideal for pre- and in-service courses for both secondary and elementary teachers, particularly with its emphasis on the extent to which teaching practice needs to grow out of and inform learning theory.
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