Literacy with an Attitude, Second Edition: Educating Working-Class Children in Their Own Self-Interest

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The classic, indispensable guide for teachers, parents, and community organizers concerned with educating working-class children, Literacy with an Attitude dares to define literacy as a powerful right of citizenship. Patrick J. Finn persuasively debunks the time-honored paradigm for teaching poor and working-class students. Our job, he argues, is not to help such students to become middle class and live middle-class lives—most don’t want it. Education rather should focus on a powerful literacy—a literacy with an attitude—that enables working-class and poor students to better understand, demand, and protect their civil, political, and social rights.

This tenth-anniversary, second edition features eight new chapters and a revised and updated original text.
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About the author

Patrick J. Finn is Associate Professor Emeritus of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Finn was named the Robert F. and Augusta Finkelstein Memorial Lecturer for Fall 2008 at Adelphi University. He is the coeditor (with Mary E. Finn) of Teacher Education with an Attitude: Preparing Teachers to Educate Working-Class Students in Their Collective Self-Interest, also published by SUNY Press.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Mar 25, 2010
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Pages
331
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ISBN
9781438428048
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Administration / General
Education / Curricula
Education / General
Education / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
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