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Deborah Tannen-The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue Deborah Tannen graduated from college in 1966 and taught English in Greece for two years. -pursued a doctorate in linguistics at Berkeley -she is currently a University Professor on the faculty of the linguistics department at Georgetown University The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue Roots of the Adversarial Approach to Knowledge -Greeks used debate in school -Chinese and India the preferred mode of rhetoric was exposition rather than argument Onward, Christian Soldiers -Aristotle regarded logic as the only trustworthy means for human judgment; emotions get in the way: “the man who is to judge would not have his judgment warped by speakers arousing him to anger, jealousy, or compassion. One might as well make a carpenter’s tool crooked before using it as a measure.” Pg 603 Sharing Time: Early Training in School -student brought a rock to school for show and tell and said he takes care of it. So teacher asked him how much it weighs and questions like that which are questions that have meaning out of context, rather than info tied to the context pg 604 Integrating Women in the Classroom Army
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-professor did experiment in class seeing how many times girls and boys raised hands to answer questions. Most of the time it was boys and the girls never asked any questions arguing what they read or saying they did not agree with the author only that they did not understand what they read. Learning by Fighting
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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