Rogerian Perspectives: Collaborative Rhetoric for Oral and Written Communication
Advancing the application of Carl Rogers' ideas, this book presents new theoretical and practical views of Rogerian influences on rhetorical theory, the teaching of writing, and pragmatic discourse. Practically, the contributors focus on the dynamics of Rogerian communication in real-world contexts, extending Rogers' person-centered principles into classroom interactions, peer response groups, and other collaborations. Theoretically, discussions situate Rogerian principles within the contexts of persuasive and dialogical rhetoric, and of psychoanalytic and philosophical intersubjectivity. Also included are transcripts of an interview with Rogers, and a forum discussion epitomizing Rogerian principles in action.