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Composition(s) in the new liberal arts / edited by Joanna Castner Post and James A. Inman.


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Publication date:
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, c2009.
  • Book
  • xv, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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  • Speculative rhetoric: a Peircean approach to teaching writing / William E. Rogers
  • "Don't tread on me": crossing boundaries in the liberal arts / Kary Doyle Smout
  • "The world is too messy": the challenge of writing in a general-education liberal arts course / Arturo Yañez and David R. Russell, with Corey Smith
  • Preparing liberal arts faculty to teach writing: a contextual-developmental model of faculty development / Carolyn Haynes and Shevaun Watson
  • Evolving composition in the liberal arts. Putting writing at the center of the curriculum: critical reflection and the liberal arts / Alice L. Trupe
  • Negotiating academics: championing the liberal arts in an academic marketplace / Anne Meade Stockdell-Giesler
  • Writing, vocation, value: the liberal arts in a knowledge-based economy / Gretchen Flesher Moon
  • Writing in a Jesuit school / Paula Gillespie
  • The vertical writing curriculum: the necessary core of liberal arts education / Sandra Jamieson
  • The body matters of digitized contexts / Lisa Lebduska.
Publisher's Summary:
This book brings a diverse group of scholars together to discuss how composition studies should evolve in the context of ongoing changes related to higher education. These changes include new shifts in student demographics, increasing demands for accountability in educational outcomes, continuing expectations that a university education will lead to a good job, questions about the utility of composition, and more. Such commonly cited changes have been occurring for quite some time, creating the necessity for compositionists to continually re-evaluate their approaches to writing instruction. The editors believe that composition studies has entered an exciting period of change with opportunities to consider new places and purposes for writing instruction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Post, Joanna Castner.
Inman, James A.
Research and teaching in rhetoric and composition.

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