Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
Theorists have long spoken of solving the teacher-student contradiciton, but many teachers in practice find it difficult to create depolarized classrooms, classrooms in which the roles of teacher and student overlap. One way to create such classrooms, composition teachers have advocated small-group workshops (SGWs) since the late 1960's. SGWs have become a well-established and researched part of composition theory. Compositionists have largely ignored SGW's counterpart, the whole-class workshop (WCW) despite it's benefits. This thesis examines WCWs as a new solution to the teacher-student contradiction and thus add a study of WCWs to composition scholarship.
Callahan, Bridgette Mary, "Toward solving the teacher-student contradiction: Using whole-class workshops to crate a student-focused, rhizomic writing community" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 4157.