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ERIC Number: EJ590931
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Manufacturing Descent: Basal Readers and the Creation of Reading Failures.
Shannon, Patrick; Crawford, Patricia
Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, v13 n3 p227-43 Jul-Sep 1997
Describes how basal readers manufacture reading failures among students from less-privileged economic and social backgrounds. Reviews the history of reading instruction in the United States. Calls for educators to speak out against reading practices that protect the privilege of the upper and upper-middle classes by encoding their values and intentions into school reading practices (RS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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