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Identity and Difference in Textbooks and Life

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Identity and Difference in Textbooks and Life

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"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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Book Chapter

Book Title

Becoming political, too: new readings and writings on the politics of literacy education

ISBN

978-0325003382

Publication Date

9-19-2001

Publisher

Heinemann

City

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

First Page

237

Last Page

245

Disciplines

Education

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