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Rhetoric and Educational Discourse : Persuasive Texts - Katherine Nicoll

Rhetoric and Educational Discourse

Persuasive Texts

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Published: 20th May 2004
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Educational policy is often dismissed as simply rhetoric and a collection of half truths. However, this is to underestimate the power of rhetoric and the ways in which rhetorical strategies are integral to persuasive acts. Through a series of illustrative chapters, this book argues that rather than something to be dismissed, rhetorical analysis offers a rich and deep arena in which to explore and examine educational issues and practices. It adopts an original stance in relation to contemporary debates and will make a significant contribution to educational debates in elucidating and illustrating the pervasiveness of persuasive strategies in educational practices.
Rhetoric and Educational Discourse is a useful resource for postgraduate and research students in education and applied linguistics. The book will also be of interest to academics and researchers in these fields of study and those interested in discursive approaches to research and scholarship.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Rhetorical Practicesp. 13
Metaphors of and in Learning and Teachingp. 29
Inventing the 'Good Teacher'p. 51
Cyberspace, Cyberbolep. 70
Taking Up Workplace Learningp. 93
Action at a Distancep. 112
Sultans of Spin?p. 131
The Migrating and Forging of Policyp. 151
Writing Researchp. 168
Bibliographyp. 180
Indexp. 194
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ISBN: 9780415296700
ISBN-10: 0415296706
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 20th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1