A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction

Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of ...

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction in Late Medieval Europe was also added to augment coverage of the Middle Ages, fill the gap in students' knowledge of the period, and present instructional methods that can be easily reproduced in the modern classroom.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction

In the third edition of A Short History of Writing Instruction, editor James J. Murphy states the main claim for the collection, which focuses on the European-American tradition of writing instruction: “[B]ecause writing is something ...

Author: James J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000053555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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This newly revised Thirtieth Anniversary edition provides a robust scholarly introduction to the history of writing instruction in the West from Ancient Greece to the present-day United States. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, orthography, the rise of vernaculars, writing as a force for democratization, and the roles of women in rhetoric and writing instruction. Each chapter provides pedagogical tools including a Glossary of Key Terms and a Bibliography for Further Study. In this edition, expanded coverage of twenty-first-century issues includes Writing Across the Curriculum pedagogy, pedagogy for multilingual writers, and social media. A Short History of Writing Instruction is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in writing studies, rhetoric and composition, and the history of education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Instruction and Intervention for Struggling Writers

Writing Instruction and Intervention for Struggling Writers

The Wild Boy of Aveyron: An Historical Account of the Discovery and Education of a Savage Man. London: Richard Philips. ... A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America. New York: Routledge.

Author: Michael Dunn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527543652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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Writing is a challenging task for many children. To address this issue, many educational researchers advocate for schools to implement a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) model where struggling writers can be detected as early as kindergarten and provided with intervention programming to improve their skills and hopefully not need long-term placement in special education. Traditionally, schools have employed the wait-to-fail model where children were offered the opportunity to learn to read, write, and do math in the first few years of elementary school; if they still struggled at the end of third grade (age eight), then they would be assessed for special education. The problem with this was not only a delayed assessment timeline, but also the standardized tests not having an adequate set of questions to assess early-elementary grade skills, as well as the ethical problems and racial/ethnic biases of test questions. MTSS provides educators with a renewed emphasis on early intervention and progress-monitoring assessment once or twice a week to monitor each student’s skills and make instructional changes to promote success. This book offers a description and case examples of how schools and teachers can apply MTSS concepts for writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reconceiving Writing Rethinking Writing Instruction

Reconceiving Writing  Rethinking Writing Instruction

A short history of writing instruction from ancient Greece to twentieth century America . Davis , CA : Hermagoras Press . Nelms , G. , & Goggin , M. D. ( 1993 ) . The revival of rhetoric for modern composition studies : A survey .

Author: Joseph Petraglia

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805816917

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric

“The Key Role of Habit in Roman Education,” in A Short History of Writing Instruction from Ancient Greece to Modern America. 2nd edn. Ed. James Murphy. (Mahwah, NJ: Hermagoras Press/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001), 35—78. ——.

Author: James J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136292910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Continuing its tradition of providing students with a thorough review of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory and practices, A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric is the premier text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in the history of rhetoric. Offering vivid examples of each classical rhetor, rhetorical period, and source text, students are led to understand rhetoric's role in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Completley updated throughout, Part I of this new edition integrates new research and expanded footnotes and bibliographies for students to develop their own scholarship. Part II offers eight classical texts for reading, study, and criticism, and includes discussion questions and keys to the text in Part I.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric

The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric

Another recent work that explores the role of rhetoric in Western education is A Short History of Writing Instruction from Ancient Greece to Twentieth - Century America ( 1990 ) , edited by James J. Murphy . This “ short history ” is ...

Author: Walter J. Ong

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826207634

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 260

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"In the years since its publication in 1983, The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric has become a classic in its field, proving to be an invaluable resource for students of rhetoric and composition, as well as for scholars in English, speech, and philosophy. This revised and updated edition defines the field of rhetoric as no other volume has."--Publishers website.
Categories: Rhetoric

Archives of Instruction

Archives of Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction. Ed. James J. Murphy. Davis: Hermagoras, 1990. 151–82. Hall-Quest, Alfred Lawrence. The Textbook. New York: Macmillan, 1918. Hart, James D. The Popular Book: A History of America's Literary Taste.

Author: Jean Ferguson Carr

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809326112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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Both a historical recovery and a critical rethinking of the functions and practices of textbooks, Archives of Instruction: Nineteenth-Century Rhetorics, Readers, and Composition Books in the United States argues for an alternative understanding of our rhetorical traditions. The authors describe how the pervasive influence of nineteenth-century literacy textbooks demonstrate the early emergence of substantive instruction in reading and writing. Tracing the histories of widespread educational practices, the authors treat the textbooks as an important means of cultural formation that restores a sense of their distinguished and unique contributions. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, few people in the United States had access to significant school education or to the materials of instruction. By century’s end, education was a mass—though not universal—experience, and literacy textbooks were ubiquitous artifacts, used both in home and in school by a growing number of learners from diverse backgrounds. Many of the books have been forgotten, their contributions slighted or dismissed, or they are remembered through a haze of nostalgia as tokens of an idyllic form of schooling. Archives of Instruction suggests strategies for re-reading the texts and details the watersheds in the genre, providing a new perspective on the material conditions of schooling, book publication, and emerging practices of literacy instruction. The volume includes a substantial bibliography of primary and secondary works related to literacy instruction at all levels of education in the United States during the nineteenth century.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Companion to the History of the English Language

A Companion to the History of the English Language

The Classical Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to TwenInvestigation: Conducted by the Advisory Committee of the American Classical League. Part one (of three). ... A Short History of Hale, J. (1997). Milton's Languages.

Author: Haruko Momma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470657935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 736

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A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field
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The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric

The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric

New Dimensions in History: Essays in Comparative History. 1968. Reprint, Huntington, N.Y.: R. E. Krieger, 1975. ... A Short History of Writing Instruction from Ancient Greece to TwentiethCentury America. Davis, CA: Hermagoras, 1990. ——.

Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Through two previous editions, The Present State of Scholarship in Historical and Contemporary Rhetoric has not only introduced new scholars to interdisciplinary research but also become a standard research tool in a number of fields and pointed the way toward future study. Adopting research methodologies of revision and recovery, this latest edition includes all new material while still following the format of the original and is constructed around bibliographical surveys of both primary and secondary works addressing the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth through twentieth century periods within the history of rhetoric. The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric doesn’t simply update but rather recasts study in the history of rhetoric. The authors—experienced and well know scholars in their respective fields—redefine existing strands of rhetorical study within the periods, expand the scope of rhetorical engagement, and include additional figures and their works. The globalization and expansion of rhetoric are demonstrated in each of these parts and seen clearly in the inclusion of more female rhetors, discussions of historical and contemporary electronic resources, and examinations of rhetorical practices falling outside the academy and the traditional canon. New to this edition is a cumulative review of twentieth-century rhetoric along with a thematic index designed to facilitate interdisciplinary or specialized study and scholarly research across the traditional historical periods. As programs incorporating rhetorical studies continue to expand at the university level, students and researchers are in need of up-to-date bibliographical resources. No other work matches the scope and approach of The Present State of Scholarship in the History of Rhetoric, which carries scholarship on rhetoric into the twenty-first century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alternative Rhetorics

Alternative Rhetorics

James A. Berlin , Writing Instruction in Nineteenth Century American Colleges ( Carbondale : Southern Illinois University ... A Roman Writing Instruction as Described by Quintillian , " in A Short History of Writing Instruction : From ...

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791449742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines