Ethics, Professionalism, and the Service Course: Rhetorics of (Re)Framing in Technical Communication

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Title:
Ethics, Professionalism, and the Service Course: Rhetorics of (Re)Framing in Technical Communication
Author:
Reamer, David
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation examines scholarly and classroom discussions that introduce technical communication students and practitioners to the concepts of ethics and professionalism. Through an analysis of scholarship, textbooks, and original survey data, I trace the development of a number of rhetorical frames used to articulate the role of the technical communicator in the workplace and in society to insiders and outsiders alike. I then propose an alternate frame, ethical professionalism, that can be used to articulate technical communication (and in particular the service course) as a site for outreach, not only through pedagogies that address the needs of local communities, but also as a site of ethical, professional, and civic instruction for students in disciplines outside of the humanities.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Pedagogy; Technical Communication
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
English; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kimme Hea, Amy
Committee Chair:
Kimme Hea, Amy

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleEthics, Professionalism, and the Service Course: Rhetorics of (Re)Framing in Technical Communicationen_US
dc.creatorReamer, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorReamer, Daviden_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines scholarly and classroom discussions that introduce technical communication students and practitioners to the concepts of ethics and professionalism. Through an analysis of scholarship, textbooks, and original survey data, I trace the development of a number of rhetorical frames used to articulate the role of the technical communicator in the workplace and in society to insiders and outsiders alike. I then propose an alternate frame, ethical professionalism, that can be used to articulate technical communication (and in particular the service course) as a site for outreach, not only through pedagogies that address the needs of local communities, but also as a site of ethical, professional, and civic instruction for students in disciplines outside of the humanities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectPedagogyen_US
dc.subjectTechnical Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKimme Hea, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.chairKimme Hea, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEnos, Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMiller, Thomas Pen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10277en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750891en_US
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