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Writing, Programs, and Administration at Arizona State University: The First Hundred Years

Abstract Composition historians have increasingly recognized that local histories help test long-held theories about the development of composition in higher education. As Gretchen Flesher Moon argues, local histories complicate our notions of students, teachers, institutions, and influences and add depth and nuance to the dominant narrative of composition history. Following the call for local histories in rhetoric and composition, this study is a local history of composition at Arizona State University (ASU) from 1885-1985. This study focuses on the institutional influences that shaped writing instruction as the school changed from a normal school to teachers` college, state college, and research university during its first century in existence. Bu... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Skinnell, Ryan (Author) / Goggin, Maureen Daly (Advisor) / Roen, Duane (Advisor) / Matsuda, Paul Kei (Committee member) / Rose, Shirley K. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Language, Rhetoric and Composition / Accreditation / History / Normal School / Tenure / University / Writing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 272 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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