Situated Stories seeks to enlarge our research community by expanding on both the questions we ask and the ways we go about answering those questions. Emily Decker and Kathleen Geissler believe that writing courses are sites for mutual negotiation, places where people from all kinds of backgrounds confront the dominant institutional values. In presenting these investigations, their book calls attention to the diverse students in today's classrooms and to the pedagogical consequences of acknowledging this diversity.
The authors of these chapters introduce us to some new dimensions of composition studies. They describe the issues, challenges, and aspirations of a variety of writers; they share their struggles to define what it means to teach composition; they reflect on what it means to do research. United in their commitment to help students grow, to claim a place in the academy, to develop effective voices, all of these instructors have struggled to find the right names for things. Their articles offer new definitions of meaningful questions - and of legitimate answers - all the time helping to define what it means to truly value diversity.
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About the Author
Emily Decker is associate director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, a public service center of The Evergreen State College where faculty and administrators collaborate across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Previously, she helped design and implement portfolio-based writing assessment for undergraduates at the University of Michigan.
Kathleen Geissler has taught writing and women's studies, composition theory, history of rhetoric, and theories of literacy and reading. Currently, she is associate professor of English at Michigan State University and associate director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities, where she directs an interdisciplinary, writing-intensive general education course.
Table of Contents
Composing Research/Valuing Diversity
Indiscretions: A Story of Investigating Gender and Literacy, S. Rose
Portfolio Assessment and the Construction of High School Writing Instruction, R. Herter
"Getting It": When What Is Not Said Is the Most Important Data, H. Fox
Dimensions of Diversity
"They've Got the Power-They're Hearing": Case Studies of Deaf Student Writers at Gallaudet University, B. Brueggemann
Going for Broke: Valuing Differences in the Classroom, R. Moreno
Danger Zones: Risk and Resistance in the Writing Histories of Returning Adult Women, A. Aronson
The Unclaimed Self: Valuing Lesbian and Gay Diversity in the Writing Environment, P. Olano
The Role of Response, S. Ebest
The Morrises: A Study of One Family's Writing, C. Chapman
Item 50: Dialect Diversity and Teacher Preparation, T. Lardner
English-Yours, Mine, or Ours: Language Teaching and the Needs of "Nonnative" Speakers of English, Y. Chiang
Valuing Diversity: Next Steps
Multiple Languages, Multiple Literacies, A. Roy
Facts, Artifacts, Counterfacts, and Differences, D. Davies
Women Students' Autobiographical Writing: The Rhetoric of Discovery and Defiance, J. Ritchie, M. Kaur & B. Choo