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Author Gorlewski, Julie A.

Title Power, resistance, and literacy : writing for social justice / Julie A. Gorlewski
Published Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Pub., [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 225 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical constructions: studies on education and society
Critical constructions.
Contents pt. 1. Power -- pt. 2. Resistance
Summary America's public schools are profoundly impacted by reforms generated by the state and federal government. These "top down" initiatives are rarely successful. This book explores the experiences of students and teachers in a high school serving a working-class suburb suffering economic decline. Focusing on writing and writing instruction, the author reveals the consequences of standardized assesments on writing, learning, and thinking. This book provides a chilling account of how such reforms have unintended consequences, resulting in outcomes that, ultimately, work against the intended reform
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Children with social disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Composition (Language arts) -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Critical pedagogy -- United States -- Case studies.
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1617354074 (electronic bk.)
9781617354076 (electronic bk.)