ERIC Number: ED519645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Ghosts of No Child Left Behind. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 361
Carris, Joanne M.
Peter Lang New York
"Ghosts of No Child Left Behind" politically situates curriculum within a historically and critically informed context, to understand the structural forces that have contributed to the creation of a population of adolescents who read below a third grade level. The book then proposes a reconceptualization of literacy curriculum within a critical discourse to facilitate self-actualizing pedagogy for non-reading adolescents--some of whom are incarcerated. Rooted in a complex understanding of teaching, learning, and knowledge, this book presents information to policymakers, administrators, and educators that is vital to improving literacy instruction, curriculum, and policy. The information presented here can also inform the general public, especially parents, so that they may advocate for an educational infrastructure that promotes empowering literacy development for every student, including non-reading adolescents and younger struggling readers. This book is an unparalleled resource for teacher education courses focusing on literacy, critical pedagogy, policy, bilingual education, special education, and issues in urban education.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Federal Legislation, Adolescents, Literacy, Urban Education, Bilingual Education, Politics of Education, Reading Difficulties, Educational Policy, Reading Instruction, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Phonics, Educational History
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001