Embracing Contraries

Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39076001505317

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking

Everyone Can Write

(Also in Embracing Contraries.) “Real Learning and Nondisciplinary Courses.”
Journal of General Education 23.2 (1971). (Also in Embracing Contraries.) “Shall
We Teach or Give Credit? A Model for Higher Education.” Soundings 54.3 (Fall ...

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.

Vernacular Eloquence

“More Accurate Evaluation of Student Performance.” Journal of Higher Education
40 (March 1969). (Also in Embracing Contraries.) “Exploring My Teaching.”
College English 32.7 (April 1971). (A version was published in Change
Magazine, ...

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing. Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory. The core idea is simple: we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest-speaking-for the language activity most people find hardest-writing. Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits. Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this "wisdom of the tongue" to produce stronger, clearer, more natural writing. This simple idea, it turns out, has deep repercussions. Our culture of literacy, Elbow argues, functions as though it were a plot against the spoken voice, the human body, vernacular language, and those without privilege-making it harder than necessary to write with comfort or power. Giving speech a central role in writing overturns many empty preconceptions. It causes readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy. Developing the political implications behind Elbow's previous books, Vernacular Eloquence makes a compelling case that strengthening writing and democratizing it go hand in hand.

Effective School Board Governance

Embracing Contraries : Implementing and Sustaining Teacher Evaluation 413
ment oriented evaluation system contributes to the effectiveness of the school
system – by fostering the improvement of teaching and by creating the conditions
that ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002627305

Category: Educational leadership

Page: 329

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ADE Bulletin

... through all the freewrites for signs of a real conversation going on in the
margins . Confronting the Ancestral Voices : Some Thoughts on Assessment
TIMOTHY. Elbow , Peter . Embracing Contraries : Explorations in Learning and
Teaching .

Author: Association of Departments of English

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ISBN: IND:30000070053487

Category: English language

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Talking about Texts

Embracing contraries in the teaching process , Embracing contraries :
Explorations in learning and teaching , ( pp . 142-159 ) . New York : Oxford
University Press . Erickson , F. ( 1986 ) . Qualitative methods in research on
teaching . In M. C. ...

Author: Devon G. Brenner

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293021061696

Category: Children's literature

Page: 501

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Released Into Language

In Embracing Contraries : Explorations in Learning and Teaching , 5 – 37 . New
York : Oxford University Press . - 1986b . “ Teaching Two kinds of Thinking by
Teaching Writing . " In Embracing Contraries , 54 - 64 . - 1986c . “ Trustworthiness
in ...

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031236743

Category: Creative writing

Page: 233

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After a brief review of the history of college writing instruction, this book examines the undergraduate creative writing workshop. The book attempts to reweave the currently separate strands of college-level creative writing instruction and composition instruction in the belief that developments in these perhaps artificially separated areas can and should enrich each other. In design, the book should serve the students in the creative writing workshops to the extent that it asks their teachers to consider new ways of approaching their academic subject. Chapters in the book include: (1) "Writers in Motion"; (2) "Writers and Researchers on Writing"; (3) "Options in Design"; (4) "Generating Writing"; (5) "Ten Inventions and Variations": (6) "Collaborative Composing and Imitations"; (7) "Responding and Revising"; and (8) "Evaluating and Responding." (A 125-item annotated bibliography and response protocol sheets designed to help students complete creative writing critique sessions are attached.) (RS)

Unisa English Studies

The point of this wide - ranging speculation is that all education should be
embraced ... While Embracing Contraries is aimed at the teacher rather than at
the student or beginner - writer , Writing with Power speaks to the writer .

Author: University of South Africa. Dept. of English

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052933218

Category: English language

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Basic Education

Elbow attempts to give coherence to Embracing Contraries by providing
anecdotal interchapters . But the book remains a hodgepodge , unified only by
Elbow's mantra - like repetition of " process , " a term he now extends beyond
writing to ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4168880

Category: Basic education

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Young Children

Embracing contraries : Explorations in teaching and learning . New York : Oxford
University Press . Erikson , E . 1950 . Childhood and society . New York : Norton .
Freire , P . 1970 . Pedagogy of the oppressed . New York : Seabury . Gatto , J ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015045944538

Category: Education, Preschool

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Writing with Elbow

Embracing Contraries : Explorations in Learning and Teaching . NY : Oxford UP ,
1986 . “ Embracing Contraries in the Teaching Process . ” Embracing Contraries
142-59 . Everyone Can Write : Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and ...

Author: Pat Belanoff

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016861244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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Writing with Elbow is a volume written by leading scholars now working in the field of composition who trace their own scholarship to foundational work done by Peter Elbow over the last 30 years. The book is in that sense a celebration. But it is more than that, too. Elbow and process writing are not without their critics, and the essays collected in Writing with Elbow also test him, extend his work, explore his intellectual forebears, address his critics and contexts, and complicate his legacy across a wide range of issues in current composition research and practice. A thoughtful, comprehensive retrospective on Peter Elbow's legacy, Writing with Elbow is a must-read collection for composition scholars, teachers, English educationists, and graduate students.

National Programs and Local Responses

Embracing contraries in the teaching process . Embracing contraries :
Explorations in learning and teaching . New York , Oxford University Press : 141-
159 . Eliot , G. ( 1872 ) . Middlemarch : A study of provincial life . New York ,
Signet Classic .

Author: Sue Poppink

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293021021617

Category: Children with social disabilities

Page: 688

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Seeing Yourself as a Teacher

... in which he knows intuitively “ what teaching is ” — he is simultaneously
disavowing , yet again , the role of teacher : " I ' m not teaching any , " he starts to
blurt out . Then even he notices the contradiction . Embracing Contraries Earlier
in this ...

Author: Elizabeth Deane Rankin

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015055465374

Category: College teachers

Page: 135

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Springing from a series of weekly conversations with five second-year teachers in a university writing program, this book presents reflections on some of the questions about teaching that emerged from those conversations. The book is divided into three sections. The first section, "Taking It Personally," examines how the feelings, attitudes, and experiences of the teachers influence how they interact with their students. The second section, "Thinking Theoretically," shows that, although the teachers feel that they do not theorize, theory is present in all their conversations about teaching writing and that theoretical thinking is encouraged by the dissonance between their implicit theories about teaching and those found in journals and textbooks. The third section, "Seeing Yourself as a Teacher," explores the relationship between the teachers' reluctance to deny their role as teacher when conversing and their ambivalence about personal and professional boundaries and personal and public pedagogical theory. Between each section of the book, an "interchapter" explores relevant issues and offers commentary. (NKA)

Portfolios

Embracing Contraries . New York : Oxford UP , 1986 . - “ Embracing Contraries in
the Teaching Process . ” College English 45 ( April 1983 ) : 327 – 39 . . " Trying to
Teach While Thinking About the End . " On Competence : A Critical Analysis of ...

Author: Pat Belanoff

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015052561621

Category: Education

Page: 315

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This book, the first to focus exclusively on portfolio assessment, is practical, theoretical, and broad in scope, offering places to start rather than claiming to be definitive. The articles, all by teachers with considerable experience in using portfolio grading, are free of jargon, making sound composition and assessment theory available to every reader, regardless of the level of writing taught.

Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies

Certainly Elbow ' s use of the term " game ” belies the seriousness of the
enterprise he is promoting , one that he identifies as being both " methodological
” and “ disciplined ” ( Embracing Contraries 260 ) , a conscious , willful choice on
the ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0155069683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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This text explores the topic of collaborative writing in composition and is part of THE WADSWORTH SERIES IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, a new series for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in Composition, is designed to contextualize the theory, history, and practice of the field within the particular subjects of study and practice that are unique to specialists in the discipline. Each book in the SERIES will introduce the discipline by examining one particular kind of work in which composition specialists engage: administration, teaching first-year composition, writing as it is taught across campus, and so forth. Although each contribution to the series will provide practical information, it will also present to students the related theoretical underpinnings of this practice, contextualizing the practice in the discipline using terminology and historical explanations that beginning students in the field need and can understand.

Writing Across the Curriculum in Secondary Classrooms

WRITING TO FIND MY WAY Peter Elbow ' s ( 1986 ) Embracing Contraries had
come into my hands just before I arrived at Florida State . Elbow writes , good
teaching seems a struggle because it calls on skills or mentalities that are
actually ...

Author: Harriet Arzu Scarborough

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015050005514

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Based on a need to teach writing and thinking across the curriculum, Harriet Scarborough worked with a number of her esteemed colleagues and practical thinking middle school and secondary school teachers to create a text for today's diverse classrooms. The author and her text contributors met regularly for a year to identify what was working in the classroom. They offer this book to you as you look to: give voice to the use of writing to mediate learning develop writing contexts for learning in content area classes create writing environments conducive t risk-taking make learning relevant and authentic for ALL students

Iowa English Bulletin

Their written illustrations reminded us of the teachers Peter Elbow ( 1986 )
describes who embrace the contraries in the teaching process . These teachers
recognize an obligation to students , but also an obligation to knowledge and
society .

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ISBN: IND:30000028446304

Category: American literature

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The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation

Embracing Contraries Contraries take center stage in the teacher evaluation
story . Such contraries as • accountability / improvement • bureaucratic control /
professional autonomy • superior / subordinate • problem hiding / problem
solving ...

Author: Jason Millman

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: UOM:39015015510657

Category: Education

Page: 443

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Now available in paper, this version is the first comprehensive look at the process of selecting, assessing and assisting teachers in nearly a decade. Since the publication of the first Handbook, the profession of teaching has witnessed dramatic change including a greater awareness of teacher accountability, an increase in teacher testing and the development of teaching incentives. At the same time the political, social and organizational factors affecting the performance and evaluation of teachers have been subjects of intensive scrutiny. Reflecting these changes, the new Handbook contains 25 new chapters, and explores current practices, issues and controversies related to the evaluation of teachers at elementary and secondary levels.

Asking Questions

EMBRACING CONTRARIES The premise of the intellectual life is that things are
rarely this easy . That's been the point of ASKING QUESTIONS from the
beginning , when we asked you to challenge commonplace assumptions .
Research and ...

Author: Lex Runciman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: PSU:000047254527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A short, inviting, rhetoric for composition, Asking Questions is based on active inquiry and active learning and gives practice in rhetoric writing. The six chapters of Asking Questions emphasize the fundamental importance of making and supporting worthwhile claims. Each chapter opens by discussing one of the key academic tasks. Each offers activities for discussion and informal writing, presents several essay options arising from the activities and ends with two features strategies for getting started on an essay, and a sample essay illustrating one of the chapter's options. Asking Questions leads readers through such concerns as rhetorical setting, audience, and writing purposes and processes within a straightforward, accessible framework.