A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction

In the most literal sense, writing instruction in ancient Greece was oral and literate, one and the same. Compositions were written to be recited aloud and were meant not only to be seen but also to be heard.

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

Short. History. of. Writing. Instruction. 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.

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

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: 288

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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

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

Issues in Web based Pedagogy

Issues in Web based Pedagogy

For fuller details see ( Berlin , " Writing Instructions in Schools " 201 ) . WORKS CITED Altheide , David . ... Writing Instruction in Nineteenth - Century American Colleges . ... In A Short History of Writing Instruction .

Author: Robert A. Cole

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321582

Category: Education

Page: 414

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The essays in this collection consider the theoretical and practical concerns of online teaching and learning. Aiming at an interdisciplinary audience, the contributors draw upon their diverse theoretical and empirical backgrounds to highlight issues associated with this increasingly popular educational technology.
Categories: Education

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

... classical rhetoric's historical connection to pedagogy , many histories of rhetoric have focused on educational concerns and practices of the classical period , such as James J. Murphy's edited A Short History of Writing Instruction ...

Author: Michelle Ballif

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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Alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 60 leading rhetoricians of antiquity detail their lives and writings and cite works for further reading.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction

A Short History of Writing Instruction 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.

Author: James Jerome Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415897467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This volume provides a systematic historical survey of the methods and purposes of writing instruction in Western culture. The book traces the development of writing curricula from the earliest stages in ancient Greece to the standardization processes of the Roman period which dominated Western schools up to the 18th century. The next major sections outline the shift away from inherited European methods and the emergence of many competing purposes and methods in contemporary America. While some other studies look at particular time periods or at certain issues, this book covers the entire development of writing instruction over a period of 2,500 years up to the present day. The longitudinal approach used enables the reader to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods but also such major issues as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The book concludes with 10 suggestions for further research to deepen understanding of the history of writing instruction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Mews, Constant J. From "Peter Abelard," in Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West: Peter Abelard. ... Murphy, James J. From "The Key Role of Habit in Roman Writing Instruction," in A Short History of Writing Instruction: ...

Author: Jelena Krstovic

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787680249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 602

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This volume covers such noted figures and topics as: Peter AbelardQuintilianThe Rise of Greek Lyric PoetrySaigyö
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction

The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction

The Teaching of Writing in Medieval Europe . In A Short History of Writing Instruction From Ancient Greece to Twentieth - Century America , ed . James J. Murphy . Davis , CA : Hermagoras Press . Woolf , Virginia . 1957.

Author: Susan Hunter

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015026918295

Category: Education

Page: 265

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In this book, the crucial questions about the place of grammar in the writing classroom are asked and answered. Teachers and researchers explore the role of grammar in the teaching of writing and describe ways that grammar instruction has been, is, and should be used in our writing programs. The contributors share their insights from a variety of perspectives: as college composition teachers, as writing center directors, as rhetoricians, as students, and as writers themselves. They are not grammarians in the conventional sense. Rather, they are voices from various writing settings who show college writing teachers how to reconnect writing and grammar. Divided into three sections, the book allows for a progressive observation of the places of grammar in writing instruction. In the section on past attitudes toward grammar instruction, the contributors discuss the history of teaching grammar as it relates to teaching writing. In the section on present concerns, contributors re-evaluate the belief that little grammar instruction is needed to teach writing. In the final section, contributors evaluate what we have learned with a view to what we need to learn or teach the next generation of writing teachers about the role of grammar.
Categories: Education

Rhetorics and Hermeneutics

Rhetorics and Hermeneutics

As James J. Murphy's recent collection A Short History of Writing Instruction has shown , instruction in the composition of discourse has always been a part of rhetorical pedagogy . The special field of written rhetoric , which came to ...

Author: Stephen Byars Carroll

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3390214

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