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Becoming and Being a Teacher: Confronting Traditional Norms to Create New Democratic Realities (Critical Studies in Democracy & Political Literacy) Paperback – December 19, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1433116506 ISBN-10: 1433116502

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Product Details

  • Series: Critical Studies in Democracy & Political Literacy (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (December 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433116502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433116506
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,587,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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P. L. Thomas (Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction, University of South Carolina) is Associate Professor of Education at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a column editor for English Journal (National Council of Teachers of English), series editor for the Critical Literacy Teaching Series, and author of numerous books and journal articles. His most recent volume is Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Education.

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P. L. Thomas, Associate Professor of Education (Furman University, Greenville SC), taught high school English in rural South Carolina before moving to teacher education. He is currently a column editor for English Journal (National Council of Teachers of English) and series editor for Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres (Sense Publishers), in which he authored the first volume--Challenging Genres: Comics and Graphic Novels (2010). Additional recent books include Parental Choice?: A Critical Reconsideration of Choice and the Debate about Choice (Information Age Publishing, 2010) and 21st Century Literacy: If We Are Scripted, Are We Literate? (Springer, 2009) co-authored with Renita Schmidt. He maintains a blog addressing the role of poverty in education: His teaching and scholarship focus on literacy and the impact of poverty on education, as well as confronting the political dynamics influencing public education in the U.S. Follow his work @plthomasEdD and Radical Scholarship.

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