Genre in the Classroom : Multiple Perspectives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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For the first time, the major theoretical and pedagogical approaches to genre and related issues of social construction are presented in a single volume, providing an overview of the state of the art for practitioners in applied linguistics, ESL/EFL pedagogies, rhetoric, and composition studies around the world. Unlike volumes that present one theoretical stance, this book attempts to give equal time to all theoretical and pedagogical camps. Included are chapters by authors from the Sydney School, the New Rhetoric, and English for Specific Purposes, as well as contributions from other practitioners who pose questions that cross theoretical lines. Genre in the Classroom: *includes all of the major theoretical views of genre that influence pedagogical practice; *takes an international approach, drawing from all parts of the world in which genre theory has been applied in the classroom--Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Middle East, the United States; *features contributors who are all both theorists and classroom practitioners, lending credibility and authenticity to the arguments; *combines theory and practice in every chapter, showing how particular theoretical views influence classroom practice; *grounds pedagogical practices in their own regional and theoretical histories; *openly discusses problems and questions that genre theory raises and presents some of the solutions suggested; and *offers a concluding chapter that argues for two macro-genres, and with responses to this argument by noted genre theorists from three theoretical camps.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. i
Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectivesp. 2
Introduction Genre in the Classroomp. 3
The Sydney Schoolp. 16
Something to Shoot For: a Systemic Functional Approach to Teaching Genre in Secondary School Sciencep. 17
Heritage and Innovation in Second Language Educationp. 43
Related Approachesp. 72
Genre, Text Type, and the English for Academic Purposes (eap) Classroomp. 73
Genre in the Classroom: a Linguistic Approachp. 91
English for Specific Purposesp. 104
Teaching the Literature Review to International Graduate Studentsp. 105
Genre and Esl Reading: a Classroom Studyp. 121
Appendix: Interview Questionsp. 140
Bridging Text and Contextp. 144
Textual Analysis and Contextual Awareness Building: a Comparison of Two Approaches to Teaching Genrep. 145
Questionnaire on Writing Processp. 159
Assessment Sheet Film Reviewp. 162
Texts and Contextual Layers: Academic Writing in Content Coursesp. 163
Appendix: Decision Memo Assignment, Epa and Transporation Controlsp. 175
The New Rhetoricp. 178
Writing Instruction in English for Academic Purposes (eap) Classes: Introducing Second Language Learners to the Academic Communityp. 179
The New Rhetoric of Genre: Writing Political Briefsp. 197
Pedagogical Quandariesp. 210
Approaching Genre: Pre-Writing as Apprenticeship to Communities of Practicep. 211
Appendix: Ethnographic Projectp. 222
The Teaching of the Academic Essay: is a Genre Approach Possible?p. 225
Destabilizing and Enriching Novice Students' Genre Theoriesp. 237
Conclusion and Responsesp. 248
Narrative and Expository Macro-Genresp. 249
A Universe of Meaning-how Many Practices?p. 269
Applied Genre Analysis: Analytical Advances and Pedagogical Proceduresp. 279
Response(s) to William Grabe's "narrative and Expository Macro-Genres"p. 285
Contributorsp. 289
Referencesp. 295
Subject Indexp. 339
Author Indexp. 345
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