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Classroom Struggles: Rethinking Reading and the Brain

Publication Date: 2004-08-10

Classroom Struggles: The Voice for Democracy and Equity in Education is a premier online radio show.


?Rethinking Reading and the Brain?

The new show has special guests...

Gerald Coles

Author of recent Kappan article ?Danger in the Classroom: ?Brain Glitch? Research and Learning to Read.? Also author of Reading the Naked Truth: Literacy, Legislation and Lies, a critique of the purported "scientifically-based reading instruction" that is the foundation of the "No Child Left Behind-Reading First" legislative mandates. His 2000 book, Misreading Reading: The Bad Science That Hurts Children, was described in a London Times book review as "one of the most important books" on literacy "in the past 10 years."

and Steven L. Strauss

Fulbright scholar in linguistics and practicing neurologist who critiques the current ?scientifically-based? NICHD research on the brain and reading, as well as the politics driving the government-corporate agenda in reading in numerous articles in professional journals such as Language Arts, Kappan, and Educational Researcher. His forthcoming Erlbaum book The Linguistics, Neurology, and the Politics of Phonics: Silent, Linguistics, Neurology, and the Politics of Phonics: Silent "E" Speaks Out? is a multidisciplinary examination of ?neo-phonics?, the basis for current federal policies and mandates in reading research and instruction.

Looking for information to battle NCLB and other Standardistas? And to inform your classroom practice? Look no further. Listen to this radio show.

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