The struggle to continue: progressive reading instruction in the United States
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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TWO INTELLECTUAL ROOTS OF PROGRESSIVE
THREE QUINCY LITERACY LESSONS
FOUR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF
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