Who Owns School?
Authority, Students, and Online Discourse

by Kelly Ritter

New Dimensions in Computers and Composition Series
eds. Cynthia Selfe and Gail Hawisher
Hampton Press, 2010

Reviewed by Rita Malenczyk
Director, University Writing Program and Writing Center
Eastern Connecticut State University


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References and Credits

Or, as Ritter puts it, "…there is little in the structure of higher education that promotes authorship to these students as a truly agentic process….Instead, the writing classroom is more frequently part of a cattle-call of first-year requirements, process-driven though they may be, on the way to a job—especially in a poor economy such as the one we are facing today" (p. 80) (back)