Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes

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Show simple item record Eaglen, Pamela A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:23:59Z 2011-06-03T19:23:59Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z8 1995 .E23 en_US
dc.description.abstract Rationale for the ProjectAs the capstone of any Master's degree, a final project should investigate topics within the student's area of interest by presenting innovative research, producing creative writings, or challenging current thought. As my current tenure as a Master's candidate draws to a close, I find myself questioning the concept of teaching English in higher education as well as my future within it.Traditionally, the academic community recognizes the publishing of theories and scholarly research as a sign that a discipline is emerging from what was previously thought of as only a field of study. The creators of these works (and the worksthe foundation, of academic models, while their practical application (teaching) has been relegated to the periphery. I submit that common practice shows that the practical aspects are not peripheral; in fact, teaching seems to not even be part of the accepted model of establishing a Composition Discipline. The pendulum should not swing to the other extreme in claiming that teaching is more important than scholarship because thisproclamation is just as neglectful. Rather, I examine the perceived value of both teaching and academics, with the dynamics of their intersection, and with the possibility of reconciling within one department the two seemingly conflicting stances.In essence, this project seeks tot examine the current conventions and philosophies within English Departments as they directly relate to-the teaching of first year composition. Certain dichotomies will emerge as potentially detrimental forces in the furthering of first year composition teachers, and this project not only confronts these oppositions, but also it seeks to recommend solutions which may alleviate problems found within many institutions of higher learning.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent 2, 24 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes en_US
dc.type Creative project, 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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