The Resource Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest, Patrick J. Finn

Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest, Patrick J. Finn

Label
Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest
Title
Literacy with an attitude
Title remainder
educating working-class children in their own self-interest
Statement of responsibility
Patrick J. Finn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is for teachers, parents, and community organizers who are on the side of working-class children. It's about the resistance of working-class children to the kind of education they typically receive, education designed to make them useful workers and obedient citizens. It's about working-class habits of communication and ways of using language that interface with schooling. It's about a new brand of teachers, followers of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire who are developing effective methods for teaching powerful literacy in American working-class classrooms. It's about teacher networks where teachers devoted to equity and justice find mutual support. And it's about community organizers who are bringing working-class parents together around education issues and helping them mount effective demands for powerful literacy for their children."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 370/.86/230973
  • 370.86/230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC5051
LC item number
.F56 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
Label
Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest, Patrick J. Finn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-237) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Title, Author, and Hard-Bitten Schoolteachers -- 2. A Distinctively Un-American Idea: An Education Appropriate to Their Station -- 3. Harsh Schools, Big Boys, and the Progressive Solution -- 4. Oppositional Identity: Identifying "Us" as "Not Them" -- 5. The Lads -- 6. Changing Conditions - Entrenched Schools -- 7. Class, Control, Language, and Literacy -- 8. Where Literacy "Emerges" -- 9. Where Children Are Taught to Sit Still and Listen -- 10. The Last Straw: There's Literacy, and Then There's Literacy -- 11. Literacy with an Attitude -- 12. Not Quite Making Literacy Dangerous Again -- 13. Making Literacy Dangerous Again -- 14. Taking Sides -- 15. Mad as Hell, and Not Going to Take It Any More
Control code
000014629063
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 243 p.
Isbn
9780791442852
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
  • 99026086
  • 99026086
Other physical details
ill.
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.b1915673x
System control number
  • 14629063kg
  • (OCoLC)41076401

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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