Reclaiming Pedagogy: The Rhetoric of the Classroom
- Publish Date: 1989-07-19
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Assistant Professor Patricia Donahue B.A. M.A. Ph.D.;Assistant Professor Ellen Quandahl Ph.D.
Besides the editors, the essayists are Lori Chamberlain, Michael Clark, Dennis A. Foster, Jon Klancher, Randall Knoper, Elaine O. Lees, Mariolina Salvatori, and Nina Schwartz.
Donahue and Quandahl present accessible and exciting efforts to explore composition teaching in a new mode perhaps, a pristine paradigm of cultural criticism. Approximately half of the essays investigate the pedagogical agenda implied in the theories of a particular writer Barthes, Lacan, or Burke, for exampleand place such theories in the classroom.
The remaining essays examine pedagogy as a critical practice. The book does not advocate a single method of instruction but instead reminds us that theory is itself continually modified by the classroom.