This book studies the role of rhetoric in the expansive movement for global higher education in U.S. colleges and universities. Drawing on an analysis of how discourses of security, economy, and ethics shape the rhetoric of global higher education, as well as that of its populist and nationalist critics, the author argues for an understanding of global higher education as a site of rhetorical conflict over visions of students as citizens. In doing so, the work advances the project of transnational rhetorical education, a theoretical and pedagogical project that can foster forms of rhetorical inquiry, performance, and ethics that equip students to pursue transnational forms of civic engagement, belonging, and resistance. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of rhetoric and composition studies, communication, and education, as well as to faculty and administrators working in global higher education or internationalization programs.
This book studies the role of rhetoric in the expansive movement for global higher education in U.S. colleges and universities.
Author: Christopher Minnix
Category: Political Science
We have only recently started to challenge the notion that "serious" inquiry can be free of rhetoric, that it can rely exclusively on "hard" fact and "cold" logic in support of its claims. Increasingly, scholars are shifting their attention from methods of proof to the heuristic methods of debate and discussion—the art of rhetoric—to examine how scholarly discourse is shaped by tropes and figures, by the naming and framing of issues, and by the need to adapt arguments to ends, audiences, and circumstances. Herbert W. Simons and the contributors to this important collection of essays provide impressive evidence that the new movement referred to as the rhetorical turn offers a rigorous way to look within and across the disciplines. The Rhetorical Turn moves from biology to politics via excursions into the rhetorics of psychoanalysis, decision science, and conversational analysis. Topics explored include how rhetorical invention guides scientific invention, how rhetoric assists political judgment, and how it integrates varying approaches to meta-theory. Concluding with four philosophical essays, this volume of case studies demonstrates how the inventive and persuasive dimensions of scholarly discourse point the way to forms of argument appropriate to our postmodern age.
Civic literacy, the capacity of people to think about the whole of things, of
consequences and potential, becomes education of the most crucial kind. Rooted
in classical and congregational imagery, this passage carries both emotional and
Author: Herbert W. Simons
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In nineteen essays illustrating its many aspects, this book offers an argument for what it takes to construct a complete rhetorical education. The editors take an approach that is pragmatic and pluralistic, based as it is on the assumptions that a rhetorical education is not limited to teaching freshman composition (or any specific writing course) and that the contexts in which such an education occurs are not limited to classrooms. This thought-provoking volume stresses that while a rhetorical education results in the growth of writing skills, its larger goal is to foster critical thinking.
In nineteen essays illustrating its many aspects, this book offers an argument for what it takes to construct a complete rhetorical education.
Author: Marie Secor
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A timely collection of essays by prominent scholars in the field—on the past, present, and future of rhetoric instruction. From Isocrates and Aristotle to the present, rhetorical education has consistently been regarded as the linchpin of a participatory democracy, a tool to foster civic action and social responsibility. Yet, questions of who should receive rhetorical education, in what form, and for what purpose, continue to vex teachers and scholars. The essays in this volume converge to explore the purposes, problems, and possibilities of rhetorical education in America on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and inside and outside the academy. William Denman examines the ancient model of the "citizen-orator" and its value to democratic life. Thomas Miller argues that English departments have embraced a literary-research paradigm and sacrificed the teaching of rhetorical skills for public participation. Susan Kates explores how rhetoric is taught at nontraditional institutions, such as Berea College in Kentucky, where Appalachian dialect is espoused. Nan Johnson looks outside the academy at the parlor movement among women in antebellum America. Michael Halloran examines the rhetorical education provided by historical landmarks, where visitors are encouraged to share a common public discourse. Laura Gurak presents the challenges posed to traditional notions of literacy by the computer, the promises and dangers of internet technology, and the necessity of a critical cyber-literacy for future rhetorical curricula. Collectively, the essays coalesce around timely political and cross-disciplinary issues. Rhetorical Education in America serves to orient scholars and teachers in rhetoric, regardless of their disciplinary home, and help to set an agenda for future classroom practice and curriculum design.
The essays in this volume converge to explore the purposes, problems, and possibilities of rhetorical education in America on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and inside and outside the academy.
Author: Cheryl Jean Glenn
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
hold that the race throws no independent light on the general inquiry. Pascal's
Colossal Man, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Spencer's Race often serve a good
rhetorical turn ; but such figures of speech do not settle psychological or
This shift is also partly due , no doubt , to the preponderance of the established
clergy among the Friends of Education , the prime movers in turning the
educational dreams of the founding era into the educational institutions of the
Author: Christopher Hans Anderson
The secondary schools were a creation of the Reformation , as were the lower
schools . ... writing , and the elements of arithmetic , religion , and Latin ; the latter
were divided into the ethnological , the syntactic , the rhetorical , and the logical
classes . ... From that date to 1807 a more practical turn was given to the trivial
schools ; physical training was attempted , physics , anthropology , history ,
Author: United States. Office of Education
Civic virtue and the type of education that produces publicly minded citizens became a topic of debate in American political discourse of the 1980s, as it once was among the intelligentsia of Classical Athens. Conservatives such as former National Endowment for the Humanities chairman William Bennett and his successor Lynn Cheney held up the Greek philosopher Aristotle as the model of a public-spirited, virtue-centered civic educator. But according to the contributors in this volume, a truer model, both in his own time and for ours, is Isocrates, one of the preeminent intellectual figures in Greece during the fourth century B.C. In this volume, ten leading scholars of Classics, rhetoric, and philosophy offer a pathfinding interdisciplinary study of Isocrates as a civic educator. Their essays are grouped into sections that investigate Isocrates' program in civic education in general (J. Ober, T. Poulakos) and in comparison to the Sophists (J. Poulakos, E. Haskins), Plato (D. Konstan, K. Morgan), Aristotle (D. Depew, E. Garver), and contemporary views about civic education (R. Hariman, M. Leff). The contributors show that Isocrates' rhetorical innovations carved out a deliberative process that attached moral choices to political questions and addressed ethical concerns as they could be realized concretely. His notions of civic education thus created perspectives that, unlike the elitism of Aristotle, could be used to strengthen democracy.
Ober, T. Poulakos) and in comparison to the Sophists (J. Poulakos, E. Haskins), Plato (D. Konstan, K. Morgan), Aristotle (D. Depew, E. Garver), and contemporary views about civic education (R. Hariman, M. Leff).
Author: Takis Poulakos
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Drawing a boundary between something as real and something else as
rhetorical can vary , for instance , in different disciplines ... The " rhetorical turn " in
studies of science means acknowledging that scientific texts are communication
from an ...
On the Politics of Educational Theory considers the political significance of educational theory as a specific genre of public discourse. Rather than understanding educational theories solely as addressing issues of childrearing and instruction, this book aims to view educational theories in a broader socio-political context. It explores the role of educational theories in the construction of collective and political identities, and analyses them as rhetorical strategies operating as political discourses. Defining the methodological framework through the perspectives of Michel Foucault and Ernesto Laclau, each chapter examines the ways in which theories of education contribute to the creation of social realities and identities. Such issues as the construction of visibility and invisibility of power, the tropes of temporality, or the use of postulational language where theorists say what ‘should’ be done in and by education, are some of the threads that weave through particular theories – from Rousseau to the discourse of education in the knowledge-based society – analysed as ontological rhetorics constitutive of political identities. This book suggests a direction for a more conscious way of dealing with the political in education. As such, it will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of educational research, philosophy of education, curriculum studies, social and political theory, and theory of education.
This book suggests a direction for a more conscious way of dealing with the political in education.
Author: Tomasz Szkudlarek
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In the first paragraphs of this volume, the author identifies an "authenticity paradox": that the purported real-worldedness of a learning environment, technique, or task is so rhetorically potent that educators frequently call attention to it in pedagogical conversations to legitimize their undertakings, while at the same time, terms such as "real-world" and "authentic" do not require (and even resist) precise delineation. Using the language of authenticity as a keyhole through which to view contemporary educational theory, Petraglia draws on theories of cognition, education, and knowledge to articulate the interdisciplinarity of "constructivism" and to expose the unsettling combination of constructivism's social scientific and epistemological commitments. He argues that a full-bodied embrace of constructivist theory requires that educators forgo "knowledge as we know it" and recommends a "rhetorical" approach to constructivist instruction that recognizes the cultural, social, and behavioral practices which play an enormous role in defining learners' "real worlds." Applying this critique to the field of educational technology, the author does not merely lament constructivist theory's current shortcomings, but offers a means by which these shortcomings can be engaged and, perhaps, overcome.
In the first paragraphs of this volume, the author identifies an "authenticity paradox": that the purported real-worldedness of a learning environment, technique, or task is so rhetorically potent that educators frequently call attention to ...
Author: Joseph Petraglia
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Learning to Argue in Higher Education was written to allow for a cross-fertilization of ideas about argument between different disciplines and traditions, and to encourage conversation about their approaches to its teaching and learning.
This dilemma is shared by qualitative researchers who have become particularly
conscious of how they represent data and write their research and acknowledge
the possibilities of blurred boundaries between genres . The “ rhetorical turn ...
Author: Sally Mitchell
Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society Philosophy of Education
Society (U.S.) ... Since these are all ingredients that Stone describes as part of
the rhetorical turn , they contradict a call for revolutionary membership ...
Author: Philosophy of Education Society (U.S.)
It survives in the fifth - century treatise of Martianus Capella and was habitual in
the rhetorical treatises of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance . 2 The speech
itself ( oratio ) , the second main aspect of ancient rhetoric , was in turn ...
Author: Donald Lemen Clark
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book, written by a rhetorical scholar, analyzes pivotal moments in thirty-five years of education policy, with a focus on the shifting role of blame in education reform and its implications.--
This book, written by a rhetorical scholar, analyzes pivotal moments in thirty-five years of education policy, with a focus on the shifting role of blame in education reform and its implications.
Author: Mark Hlavacik
Category: Education and state
Under the assumption that meanings and actions depend NA on particular
contexts , a single case of educational reform will be studied ... The methods
employed in this case study will be those of rhetorical analysis , as formulated in
disciplines of communication ... Recently , many scholars are turning away from
exclusive reliance upon such methods and increasing their uses of qualitative
Author: Henry Arthur St. Maurice
The time has come to brush the dust off research-writing pedagogy and reimagine it into the twenty-first century classroom with fresh approaches that breathe life into both the papers themselves and the instruction that supports them.
Shaping Sophisticates : Implications of the Rhetorical Turn for Rhetoric Education
. ” In Inventing a Discipline : Rhetoric Scholarship in Honor of Richard E . Young ,
edited by Maureen Daly Goggin , 80 – 104 . Urbana , IL : NCTE . Russell ...
Author: Pavel Zemliansky
Illumining Isocrates' effort to reformulate sophistic conceptions of rhetoric on the basis of the intellectual and political debates of his time, Poulakos contends that the father of humanistic studies and rival educator of Plato crafted a version of rhetoric that gave the art an important new role in the ethical and political activities of Athens.
Illumining Isocrates' effort to reformulate sophistic conceptions of rhetoric on the basis of the intellectual and political debates of his time, Poulakos contends that the father of humanistic studies and rival educator of Plato crafted a ...
Author: John Poulakos
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One might easily assume ( and I take my cue from the postmodern permission to
make text “ scriptible , " writerly ) that the rhetorical turn ( * * * ) that Carol Rambo
Ronai uses , James , gives the reader ( and maybe even the writer - as - reader ...
Do the educational resources needed to deal with the overflowing ranks of the
learning disabled affect the resources needed ... the turn to the right that began in
the Reagan years put increasing pressure on schools to standardize education .
Author: Danielle DeNure Greenwood