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Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education
     

Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education

by Patrick Shannon
 
Literacy education is political. Decisions about goals, instruction, and assessment are actually negotiations to determine whose values, interests, and beliefs will be validated at school. Becoming Political provides critiques on how race, social class, gender, and language play prominent roles in these negotiations, affirming or marginalizing different groups of

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Literacy education is political. Decisions about goals, instruction, and assessment are actually negotiations to determine whose values, interests, and beliefs will be validated at school. Becoming Political provides critiques on how race, social class, gender, and language play prominent roles in these negotiations, affirming or marginalizing different groups of students, and involving or alienating teachers from their work. Patrick Shannon details explicit plans of action to make literacy education more equitable, with the hope that students and teachers might engage passionately in discussions on how they wish to live together, both in and out of school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435087012
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
04/20/1992
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.70(d)

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