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Author Adler-Kassner, Linda.

Title The activist WPA : changing stories about writing and writers / Linda Adler-Kassner
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Working from a point of principle -- Looking backward -- Framing the public imagination -- Changing conversations about writing and writers: working through a process -- Taking action to change stories -- Working from my own points of principle : Tikkun Olam, prophetic pragmatism, and writing program administration
Summary "One wonders if there is any academic field that doesn't suffer from the way it is portrayed by the media, by politicians, by pundits and other publics. How well scholars in a discipline articulate their own definition can influence not only issues of image but the very success of the discipline in serving students and its other constituencies. The Activist WPA is an effort to address this range of issues for the field of English composition in the aftermath of No Child Left Behind and the Spellings Commission. Drawing on recent developments in framing theory and the resurgent traditions of progressive organizers, Linda Adler-Kassner calls upon composition teachers and administrators to develop strategic programs of collective action that do justice to composition's best principles. Adler-Kassner argues that the "story" of college composition can be changed only when writing scholars bring the wonders down, to articulate a theory framework that is pragmatic and intelligible to those outside the field--and then create messages that reference that framework. In The Activist WPA, she makes a case for developing a more integrated vision of outreach, English education, and writing program administration."--Publisher's description
Study of univ writing programs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Writing centers -- Administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Council of Writing Program Administrators (U.S.)
LC no. 2007051418
ISBN 0874217008 (electronic bk.)
9780874217001 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)