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Writing Suburban Citizenship
Place-Conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia

Edited by Robert E. Brooke

Cloth $65.00L    |    978-0-8156-3427-0    |    2015

Paper $34.95s    |    978-0-8156-3416-4    |    2015

ebook 978-0-8156-5353-0

"The importance of this book goes beyond curriculum development. In short, the book provides an alternative to the current assessment-based educational reform movement, which refuses to recognize that the real issue determining school success is poverty. The contributors argue that creating a school curriculum designed to understand and address the real differences in rural, urban, and suburban communities is a first step toward equal achievement."—Choice

"What is so impressive about this the way it fosters a critical dialogue between high school and college teachers. The chapters serve as case studies for approaches to place-based curriculums and are written in an accessible style."—Community Literacy Journal

"Boldly presenting their framework as an alternative to current over-emphasis on standardized curricula and assessments, Brooke and his colleagues present accounts of "on-the-ground" classroom teaching to promote a rhetorical practice of citizenship guided by localized knowledge systems."—Sarah R. Robbins, director, Keeping and Creating American Communities

"An important historical and theoretical look at the geographical category of suburb and the role of place-based education in influencing learners who can connect to their communities."—Nedra Reynolds, professor of writing and rhetoric, University of Rhode Island

"Hugely valuable for high school teachers and college composition teachers while still offering significant rewards to composition and rhetoric scholars."—Eli Goldblatt, professor of English, Temple University

  Writing Suburban Citizenship

  Robert E. Brooke is professor of English at the University of Nebraska and director of the Nebraska Writing Project. He is the author of Rural Voices: Place-Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing.

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Syracuse University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Writing, Culture, and Community Practices. The series seeks manuscripts that move between disciplinary identity and community practices to address how literacies and writing projects empower a population and promote social change. In addition to publishing book-length studies, the series also seeks small-run publications that emerge out of university/ community partnerships for inclusion and distribution within the series.

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6 x 9, 312 pages, 2 black-and-white illustrations, 3 tables, notes, bibliography, index

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