The struggle to continue: progressive reading instruction in the United States

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Heinemann, Sep 13, 1990 - Education - 220 pages
In The Struggle to ContinuePatrick Shannon describes the underlying philosophies and practices of alternative literacy programs...child centered teaching and critical literacy...in American schools today. Starting with a Quincy, Massachusetts, classroom in the 1880s and moving through this century with examples from other classrooms and other places, he examines teachers' ideas and practices in an historical context, a point of view that demonstrates that advocates of alternative literacy teaching need not reinvent the theory and inspiration for their struggle. Shannon reveals that these alternative methods develop from a tradition in the history of American education.

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Contents

TWO INTELLECTUAL ROOTS OF PROGRESSIVE
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THREE QUINCY LITERACY LESSONS
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FOUR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF
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A former preschool and primary grades teacher, PATRICK SHANNON is currently a professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of nine books, including Reading Poverty (1998), text, lies,