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Literacy with an Attitude Educating Working-Class Children in Their Own Self-Interest

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ISBN-10: 0791442861

ISBN-13: 9780791442869

Edition: 1999

Authors: Patrick J. Finn

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Written for those who care about working-class children, this title is about working class habits of communication and ways of using language that interfere with conventional schooling methods.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 8/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
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
Notes
References
Index