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Author Finn, Patrick J.

Title Literacy with an attitude : educating working-class children in their own self-interest / Patrick J. Finn
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Title, Author, and Hard-Bitten Schoolteachers -- A Distinctively Un-American Idea: An Education Appropriate to Their Station -- Harsh Schools, Big Boys, and the Progressive Solution -- Oppositional Identity: Identifying "Us" as "Not Them" -- The Lads -- Changing Conditions--Entrenched Schools -- Class, Control, Language, and Literacy -- Where Literacy "Emerges" -- Where Children Are Taught to Sit Still and Listen -- The Last Straw: There's Literacy, and Then There's Literacy -- Literacy with an Attitude -- Not Quite Making Literacy Dangerous Again -- Making Literacy Dangerous Again -- Taking Sides -- Mad as Hell, and Not Going to Take It Any More
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Language arts -- United States.
Literacy -- United States.
Working class -- Education -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99026086
ISBN 0585280940 (electronic bk.)
0791442853 (alk. paper)
0791442861 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780585280943 (electronic bk.)
9780791442852 (alk. paper)
9780791442869 (paperback; alk. paper)
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