This study deals with the impact "The Sixties" had on writing instruction, particularly how expressivism as composition pedagogy emerged out of the reassessment of traditional schools of writing. The investigation explores the historical context that sparked contemporary expressivism and traces its trajectory through that turbulent era, including how overall educational reform initiatives also grew out of that period's social movements, especially the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Borkowski is Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He completed his Ph.D. at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Preface; Acknowledgement; Introduction; 1 "The Wonder Bread Decade": The Fifties; 2 America's Schools: Business as Usual; 3 "Looking Uncomfortably to the World We Inherit": The Sixties; 4 Deprogramming "Clever Robots"; 5 Expressivism Comes of Age in a Rebellious Era; 6 Expressivism's Detractors and 'Defenders'; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index.