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Relocating the personal : a critical writing pedagogy

Kamler, Barbara 2001, Relocating the personal : a critical writing pedagogy, State University of New York Press, Albany, N.Y..

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Title Relocating the personal : a critical writing pedagogy
Author(s) Kamler, Barbara
Publication date 2001
Total pages xiv, 208 p.
Publisher State University of New York Press
Place of Publication Albany, N.Y.
Summary Addressing the current and growing interest in the personal, the self, and the autobiographical not only in the teaching of writing, but also across many disciplinary and subject fields, Relocating the Personal describes a rich array of practical approaches to teaching the personal in settings where it has been excluded." "The author argues for the teaching of writing as a political project in schools and communities, and for a notion of the personal which is not simply equated with voice. The construct of narrative is preferred, because it allows teachers to examine all personal writing as a representation and not the same thing as the writer's life. Strategies are developed for examining how experience is portrayed and how it might be written differently, with material effects on both the personal text and the writer's person.

The book incorporates the latest theories of critical and genre literacy as it develops four teaching cases in different education contexts (secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and adult/community).
Notes Ch. 1. Space, Time Embodied Texts -- Ch. 2. Relocating Voice and Transformation -- Ch. 3. Stories of Ageing -- Ch. 4. Who Said Argumentative Writing Isn't Personal? -- Ch. 5. Critical Spaces for Learning to Teach Writing -- Ch. 6. Language, Gender, Writing -- Ch. 7. The Politics of the Personal: New Metaphors, New Practices.
ISBN 0791448118
9780791448113
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2001, State University of New York Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000375

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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