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Classroom Struggles: The Voice for Democracy and Equity in Education

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"The Politics of Classroom Practice"

With special guests...

Patrick Shannon
A former preschool and primary grade school teacher, Patrick Shannon is a professor of education at Penn State University. He studies the social and political consequences of education policy with a particular interest in
the impact on literacy and its uses. Recently elected as the (youngest!) member of the
International Reading Association Reading Hall of Fame, he is working with other members to repeal many aspects of No Child Left Behind. His books include: Text, Lies & Videotape; Reading Poverty; Becoming Political, Too, and forthcoming, Save Our Local Schools.

Norman Conard
Social studies teacher at Uniontown High School, Uniontown Kansas. Norm Conard's diversity project assignment led to his students' research on Irena Sendler, a little known Polish Catholic woman who saved more than 2,500 Jewish babies and children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Their play, "Life in a Jar," based on her story, has been presented nationally and internationally,leading to two visits by the students to meet Irena Sendler in Poland, her subsequent world recognition for heroism, and a foundation to help support her
nursing home care.

Next show:

Gloria Pipkin and Releah Cossett Lent
Authors of Silent No More: Voices of Courage in American schools

and Steve Orel
Director and lead instructor of A World of Opportunity

— Classroom Struggles
The Politics of Classroom Practice



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