Literacy with an Attitude: Educating Working-Class Children in Their Own Self-Interest
A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.
"Literacy With an Attitude" belongs on every leftist ed ...more
In this fascinating and subversive little book, Finn outlines the mechanisms and mechanizations that suppress and undermine the voices of working-class children and communities, and at the same time support, validate, and empower the children of affluent communities.
It makes so much sense.
To ground hi ...more
Reading the reviews here make me wish I'd gotten the second edition since it seems that edition has additional chapters that give some practical suggestions for putting some of the ideas into practice.
I had some issues with the tone of the work - the writer's voice was often overly casual or self-consciously "cool" and s ...more
Finn—an articulate and unapologetic advocate of liberal politics and economic, social, and educational equity—supports his arguments and analyses with abundant scholarship as well as his own personal experiences as an educator. He clearly shows how domesticating education perpetuates so ...more
After reading it, I had some very interesting conversations with my students about authority and power ...more
So thought-provoking about how schools are run, how teachers teach, and how we can infuse our classrooms with a theme of social justice. LOVE this book - every teacher should read this at least once...it will transform the way you look at your classroom & the world.