“Shannon's work is a rare combination of rigorous thinking, lucid writing, and political savvy. Becoming Political, Too is a must read for anyone wishing to understand the past, present, and likely future of literacy education.”–Jeff McQuillian, Author of The Literacy Crisis
Becoming Political, Too: New Readings and Writings on the Politics of Literacy Educationby Patrick Shannon (Editor)
"Unless, like Rip Van Winkle, you have been asleep for the last decade, you are aware that literacy education is political." So wrote Patrick Shannon more than a decade ago in the introduction of Becoming Political. At that time, Shannon was worried about teachers' political naivete. Now, at every level, from preschool to postsecondary, the explicit signs of the politics of literacy education are all too clear.
With Becoming Political, Too, a follow-up to Becoming Political, Shannon presents twenty more articles on topics of vital importance to today's literacy educators. The contributors all begin by asking questions: Why are the dominating sides of literacy, teaching, and schooling practiced more often than the liberating sides? Why do participants in literacy education have so little voice in matters of consequence in their teaching? Who is served by the current organization of schools and the popular representations of school reform?
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Meet the Author
Patrick Shannon's latest book with Heinemann is Closer Readings of the Common Core, an analysis and critique the Common Core State Standards. He and his colleagues seek answers to the big questions about standards (Common to whom? Core of What?) by examining the product and process of the CCSS document, its creation, and its adoption. A former preschool and primary grades teacher, Pat is currently a professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous other Heinemann titles, including Reading Against Democracy (2005); Education, Inc. (2002); Becoming Political, Too (2001); iShop, You Shop (2001); Reading Poverty (1998); text, lies, & video tape: stories about life, literacy, & learning (1995); and Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education (1992), all published by Heinemann.
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