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The Idea of a Writing Laboratory explores the history of teaching writing in classrooms, writing centers and science laboratories and how these histories are intertwined via notions of “laboratory methods” of instruction, an idea as promising for reform today as it was in the 1890s.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Book Title
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: In Search of Experimentation in the Teaching of Writing
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. The Secret Origins of Writing Centers
  2. pp. 15-33
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  1. 2. Writing in the Science Laboratory: Opportunities Lost
  2. pp. 34-51
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  1. 3. The Writing of School Science
  2. pp. 52-75
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  1. 4. The Two Poles of Writing Lab History: Minnesota and Dartmouth
  2. pp. 76-106
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  1. 5. Project English and the Quest for Federal Funding
  2. pp. 107-125
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  1. 6. Drawing to Learn Science: Lessons from Agassiz
  2. pp. 126-145
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  1. 7. The Laboratory in Theory: From Mental Discipline to Situated Learning
  2. pp. 146-163
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  1. 8. The Laboratory in Practice: A Study of a Biological Engineering Class
  2. pp. 164-193
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 194-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 205-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Author Bio
  2. p. 233
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809386628
Related ISBN
9780809329144
MARC Record
OCLC
459794446
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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