Getting to the Point: Storying the United States Military Academy's and Its Preparatory School's English Program.
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My purpose in writing this dissertation has been to provide a document that will work in several ways First, I hope that it will serve as a comprehensive, theory-based, research- grounded dissertation that will meet the stringent requirements of the Teachers College doctoral program. Next, as I report on surveys and interviews that I conducted with members of various West Point constituencies, this dissertation provides a broad view of the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and pitfalls of the English programs at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School the Prep School or USMAPS and at the United States Military Academy the Academy or USMA. Using a retrospective look at the theories and practice of American Composition scholars, this text will locate the current Composition programs at the Prep School and the Academy in historical perspective. This dissertation tells the story of the English program offered at the Military Academy and its Preparatory School Though located separately, the Academy and its Preparatory School are one entity with one provide mission To provide the Army with academically grounded leaders of character.
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