Writing from the Margins: Power and Pedagogy for Teachers of Composition

Paperback | September 1, 1987

byCarolyn Ericksen Hill

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies,Hill offers less debilitating methods of thinking that teachers can model for their students. Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies, Hill offers less debilitating methods of thi...

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies,Hill offers less debilitating methods of thin...

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies, Hill offers less debilitating methods of thi...

Carolyn Ericksen Hill is at Towson State University, Maryland.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.19 × 5.55 × 0.87 inPublished:September 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195066375

ISBN - 13:9780195066371

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies, Hill offers less debilitating methods of thinking that teachers can model for their students. Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

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"A really fine book. Several aspects of it are especially winning, but overall, it is a genuine and fresh voice, given with conviction, wisdom, rich but sensible scholarship, and an unusually fine sense of the practicalities of teaching writing."--David Bleich, University of Rochester