The Segregated Classroom: Narratives of Writing Instruction in South Carolina's HBCUs

The Segregated Classroom: Narratives of Writing Instruction in South Carolina's HBCUs

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qThe Segregated Classroomq widens the present history of composition studies by documenting the teaching of Freshman English courses in HBCUs in South Carolina between 1950 and 1960. Four female writing instructors representing Allen University, Morris College, Voorhees College, and South Carolina State College, were interviewed to gather data concerning specific pedagogical approaches and experiences in the teaching of composition. Reflections of their teaching practices are presented as biographical vignettes. Historical background regarding the origins of the black college is also presented. Major conclusions include the following: (1) black colleges assisted basic writers years before Basic Writing was formulated in the 1970s; (2) black colleges actively embraced the Communications component of the General Education movement of the 1950s, and channeled General Education's mandate to develop and privilege themes of democracy and citizenship into affirmation of student worth and support of student led civil rights activities; and (3) current traditional rhetoric remained dominant at all of these colleges throughout this era. Dialect, vernacular and qcorrectq speech also emerged as topics central to writing instruction.offered a variety of genres for reading and topics for writing at the end of each selection for writing. ... include aquot;Books and Education, aquot; aquot;Controversy and Debate, aquot; aquot;Informal Essay, aquot; aquot;Criticism, aquot; aquot;Profiles and Portraits, aquot; and aquot;Narrative Writing.aquot; In thisanbsp;...


Title:The Segregated Classroom: Narratives of Writing Instruction in South Carolina's HBCUs
Author: Sandra Archer Young
Publisher:ProQuest - 2006
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