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A WOMAN’S CRITICAL PRAXIS FOR POWER-SHARING IN A GENDERED WRITING CLASSROOM

SPEAKING THE FOOL’S RHETORIC: A WOMAN’S CRITICAL PRAXIS FOR POWER-SHARING IN A GENDERED WRITING CLASSROOM Tischio, Victoria M THKORIZING A REVISED CRITICAL PRAXIS: A juGGLER’S ACT I count myself among the many women and people of eolor who struggle to achieve the goals of a critical pedagogy in their writing classrooms but who meet with […]

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BEYOND “HOT LIPS” AND “BIG NURSE”: CREATIVE WRITING AND NURSING

BEYOND “HOT LIPS” AND “BIG NURSE”: CREATIVE WRITING AND NURSING Young, Sandra Fiction has had a checkered history when depicting the roles nurses play. M*A*S*H, Richard Hooker’s black comedy about the antics of doctors and nurses during the Korean War, gave us “hot Lips” Houlihan. Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and […]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS Eble, Michelle F Call for Essay Proposals For a proposed collection tentatively titled: Stories of Mentoring In the last several decades, mentoring has evolved from a concern for “graduate students’ ability to research, write, and publish” in order to secure a job after graduation to an emphasis on professional development through formal and informal […]

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EXPLORING PARADOXES OF POWER IN SMALL COLLEGE WRITING ADMINISTRATION

EXPLORING PARADOXES OF POWER IN SMALL COLLEGE WRITING ADMINISTRATION Jones, Libby Falk “The opposite of a true statement is a false statement, but the opposite of a profound truth can be another profound truth.” -Nils Bohr, quoted in Parker Palmer, The Active Life Twenty years ago, as part of a learning community at the state […]

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Student portfolio cover letters and the narrative of progress

Rethinking genres of reflection: Student portfolio cover letters and the narrative of progress Emmons, Kimberly Composition Studies, Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2003 The portfolio cover letter, whether it takes the form of a letter, essay, or self-assessment questionnaire, has proven to be at least as important to composition instructors as the rest of the […]

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(First Person)2 : A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy

(First Person)2 : A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy Gaillet, Lynée Lewis (First Person)2 : A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy, by Kami Day and Michele Eodice. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2001. 216 pages. With the publication of (First Person)2, Kami Day and Michele Eodice tread protean ground. For years scholarship in […]

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Negotiating power in Democratic learning sites

Reconstructing authority: Negotiating power in Democratic learning sites Spigelman, Candace I am greatly attracted to peer relationships in the teaching of writing: I used writing groups in my composition classes before they were popular; I directed a learning center where “knowledgeable peers” offered various kinds of writing assistance; and last year I introduced classroom mentors […]

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Looking for Relevance in a Changing Scene

Publishing in ’63: Looking for Relevance in a Changing Scene Reynolds, Thomas In May of 1963, Life Magazine published several remarkable photographic images of Elijah Muhammed, Malcolm X, and other Nation of Islam members. Some of those images, especially those of Malcolm X, have achieved iconic status in the history of the U.S. Civil Rights […]

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Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education

Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education Barnett, Timothy Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education by William Lyons and Julie Drew. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2006. Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education describes punishment as a powerful, systemic force in education that stems from […]

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Interpretive analysis, academic discourse, and expository writing, The

art of prophecy: Interpretive analysis, academic discourse, and expository writing, The Ganter, Granville The essayist’s “main gift is an eye to discover the suggestiveness of common things: to find a sermon in the most unpromising texts.” Alexander Smith, 1914 (qtd. in Harris 935) In the late 1500s, William Perkins published the Art of Prophecying, a […]