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The Difficulties Of Teaching Non-Western Literature In The United States, Ian Barnard Apr 2010

The Difficulties Of Teaching Non-Western Literature In The United States, Ian Barnard

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"My goal in this article is to build on Priya Kandaswamy’s discussion of students’ response to difference in Radical Teacher #80 by unfolding the pitfalls of teaching and responding to “non-Western” literature in the United States as embodied in my own experience teaching non-Western literature to a group of racially and ethnically diverse, mainly working-class students at a large urban comprehensive public university."


Twenty-First-Century Writing/Twentieth Century Teachers?, Ian Barnard Sep 2009

Twenty-First-Century Writing/Twentieth Century Teachers?, Ian Barnard

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"My students are writing in their everyday lives—indeed, their everyday lives are written—but we (teachers—writing teachers, in particular--and education administrators, no doubt nudged by politicians and “the public”) have to a large extent failed miserably in embracing and capitalizing on that writing: email, text messaging, instant messaging, blogging, twittering, responding, video gaming, Second Lifeing. Andrea and Karen Lunsford’s recent longitudinal study of Stanford students has shown the lie to the given that students today don’t write as much as they used to (they are writing much more). Are we becoming the stodgy, ungenerous, rigid English ...


Studies In African Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography, 1989, Robert Cancel, Ian Barnard, Richard Lepine, Suzanne Houyoux, Gerald M. Moser, Noêl Ortega, David Westley, Winifred Woodhull Jan 1991

Studies In African Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography, 1989, Robert Cancel, Ian Barnard, Richard Lepine, Suzanne Houyoux, Gerald M. Moser, Noêl Ortega, David Westley, Winifred Woodhull

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A bibliography of new and key releases of African literature in 1989.