The Ethics of Writing Instruction: Issues in Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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The chapters in this volume recognize that different contexts, sites, and institutional goals will raise different sets of questions and judgements about what constitutes ethical writing instruction, ethical response to written texts, and ethical evaluation of a writers process and products. They do not aim to resolve all the ethical questions that might arise in and about composition classrooms, but they present a panoply of views, arguments, and perspectives on what it means to talk about ethics in the writing classroom and thereby encourage writing teachers to consider the ethical dimensions of their own instructional practices.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Michael A. Pemberton
Part I. Ethics and the Composition Classroom
Pedagogical Ethics and a Cultural Studies Composition Course: Implications of Discourse Ethics
Lisa M. Toner
Advocacy in the Writing Classroom
John Ruszkiewicz
Advocating Language: An Ethical Approach to Politics in the Classroom
William H. Thelin
Refiguring Classroom Authority
Andrea Abernethy Lunsford
The Ethics of Plagiarism
Rebecca Moore Howard
An Ethics of Difference
Myrna Harrienger
Nan Uber-Kellogg
Part II. Ethics and Specialized Writing Programs
Composition as Service: Implications of Utilitarian, Duties, and Care Ethics
Larry Beason
Ethics in Technical/Professional Communication: From Telling the Truth to Making Better Decisions in a Complex World
Cezar M. Ornatowski
Part III. Ethics and the Profession
A Conflict of Personal and Institutional Ethics: Writing Instruction and Composition Scholarship
Mary Trachsel
Literacy, Equality, and Competence: Ethics in Writing Assessment
Michael M. Williamson
Brian Huot
Exploring Our Ethics of Evaluating Student Writing
Jane Detweiler
Jane Mathison Fife
Robert W. McEachern
Lauren Sewell Coulter
Going Public
Peter Mortensen
The Ethics of Public Review
Miles Myers
Author Index 275(6)
Subject Index 281(4)
About the Editor 285(2)
About the Contributors 287

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