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Christopher Schroeder
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Reinventing the University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy

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Christopher Schroeder spends almost no time disputing David Bartholomae's famous essay, but throughout ReInventing the University, he elaborates an approach to teaching composition that is at odds with the tradition that essay has come to represent.

On the other hand, his approach is also at odds with elements of the pedagogies of such theorists as Berlin, Bizzell, and Shor
ebook, 277 pages
Published January 3rd 1802 by Utah State University Press
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Schroeder purports to present this radical change in writing instruction-this idea of constructing literacies, but I'm not buying it. He is critical of Berlin (inaccurately calling him a "neo-marxist") because he says Berlin has a political agenda in his classroom. Schroeder writes that Berlin's agenda sets students up to be successful if they agree with the agenda and unsuccessful if they do not, though he offers no evidence of a lack of success in Berlin's classroom. And, Schroeder's critique ...more
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