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ERIC Number: EJ609495
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0147-1635
Illegal Literacy.
Shor, Ira
Journal of Basic Writing, v19 n1 p100-12 Spr 2000
Argues that the "failure" of traditional writing instruction is actually its success, protecting the elite and maintaining inequality, which requires mass failure and illiteracy to preserve the unequal hierarchies now in place. Argues that bogus testing should be eliminated, basic writing mainstreamed into an expanded and untracked form of composition, and composition transformed into Critical Literacy Across the Community. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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