Creating a Transnational Space in the First Year Writing Classroom

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Product Details

Price
$51.60
Publisher
Vernon Press
Publish Date
Pages
188
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781622739523

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About the Author

W. Ordeman is Lecturer of Business Communications at the University of North Texas and teaches a course in First Year Writing at a community college in north Texas during his summers. He is currently a graduate student in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program at Clemson University. Ordeman is originally from a border community where transnationalism and pluralism played a significant role in shaping his worldview after having witnessed the values of two distinct cultures create an altogether unique border rhetoric. Through a transnational framework, he has seen the benefits of taking a pluralistic approach to seemingly competitive/polarizing ethical claims. As a teacher, Ordeman believes polarization has disincentivized students from actively participating in the study of rhetoric. He believes teaching pluralism and ethics in a writing class can help remedy polarization and encourage students to listen to one another. His students' writing has illuminated transnational structures that deserved a unique pedagogical approach. This has prompted his pursuit towards a means of using these ecologies to increase students' effectiveness as rhetoricians.