text, lies, & videotape: stories about life, literacy, & learning

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Overview

What can dropping a ping-pong ball down a pant leg tell us about the social class and ethnic tracking in public schools? How can a cab ride during a blizzard in New York City project another rationale for schooling? When do children's questions about flying whales on videotape suggest new ways to teach literacy?

Using stories from his everyday life, Patrick Shannon student, teacher, and parent--challenges traditional thinking about learning, literacy, and life. In text, lies, & video tape, Shannon refocuses the debate about schooling to the question of how we wish to live together.

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“Professor Shannon's book is a call to action for parents and educators who wish to make a difference in American education. He readily dismisses cultural and psychological literacy in favor of a naturalistic, critical perspective that embraces personal and multicultural differences. . . .Shannon demands that schools promote civic courage and responsibility to enable students to serve all society.”–Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435081201
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/21/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Preparing to Teach and Lead 1
Ch. 2 Seeing the Importance and Limits of Ownership in Learning 21
Ch. 3 Arguing About the Control of Classrooms 38
Ch. 4 Changing the Rationale for Schooling 58
Ch. 5 Understanding Critical Literacy 75
Ch. 6 Developing Critical Literacy Education 94
Ch. 7 Talking Back to Critics 111
Afterword 129
Bibliographic Essay 133
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