9780807739563

Powerful Writing, Responsible Teaching

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807739563

  • ISBN10:

    0807739561

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

In this long-awaited book, Timothy J. Lensmire examines the problems and promise of progressive literacy education. He does this by developing a series of striking metaphors in which, for example, he imagines the writing workshop as a carnival and the teacher as a novelist who writes her student-characters into more and less desirable classroom stories. Grounded in Lensmire's own and others' work in schools, this volume makes powerful use of Bakhtin's theories of language and writing and Dewey's vision of schooling and democracy.

Author Biography

Timothy J. Lensmire is associate professor of Education at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches courses on literacy and the politics and philosophy of education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(7)
Writing Workshop as Carnival
8(23)
Bakhtin on Carnival
9(3)
Workshop as Carnival
12(14)
Conclusion
26(5)
Teacher as Dostoevskian Novelist
31(26)
A Polyphonic Project
33(7)
Following and Freeing the Adventurous Child
40(5)
Following and Fettering the Abandoned Child
45(7)
Conclusion
52(5)
Voice as Project
57(32)
Voice as Individual Expression
58(5)
Voice as Participation
63(5)
Voice and Classroom Conflict
68(7)
Voice as Project
75(10)
A Conclusion
85(4)
Community, Deliberation, and Transgressive Stories
89(31)
Desirable Classroom Communities
90(7)
Deliberation and Stories
97(23)
Conclusion 120(3)
References 123(7)
Index 130(4)
About the Author 134

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