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ERIC Number: EJ896076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Representations of Education in HBO's "The Wire", Season 4
Trier, James
Teacher Education Quarterly, v37 n2 p179-200 Spr 2010
"The Wire" is a crime drama that aired for five seasons on the Home Box Office (HBO) cable channel from 2002-2008. The entire series is set in Baltimore, Maryland, and as Kinder (2008) points out, "Each season "The Wire" shifts focus to a different segment of society: the drug wars, the docks, city politics, education, and the media" (p. 52). In this article, the author aims to introduce season four of "The Wire"--the "education" season--to readers who have either never seen any of the series, or who have seen some of it but not season four. Specifically, the author attempts to show that season four holds great pedagogical potential for academics in education. First, though, the author presents examples of the critical acclaim that "The Wire" received throughout its run, and he introduces the backgrounds of the creators and main writers of the series, David Simon and Ed Burns. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Language: English
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