Powerful Writing, Responsible Teaching, 2nd Edition

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by Timothy J. Lensmire

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In Powerful Writing, Responsible Teaching, Lensmire explores the teaching of writing through striking metaphors—the writing classroom as a carnival or popular festival; the teacher as a novelist who writes their student-characters into more and less desirable classroom stories. Grounded in Lensmire’s own and others’ work in schools, and taking inspiration from Bakhtin’s writing on language and Dewey’s conception of creative democracy, this lively and provocative study also theorizes student voice, response to students’ texts, and classroom community. Powerful Writing, Responsible Teaching is, at once, a defense, a criticism, and a reconstruction of progressive and critical literacy approaches.

EISBN: 978-1-959870-04-3

This work is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Publication Date: June 2024