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    Polyphonic Identity and Existential Literacy Transactions

    Bob Fecho with Aaron Green
    In this article, Bob Fecho and Aaron Green discuss issues of identity, existence, and literacy, drawing primarily upon three pieces of writing — a rap, an essay, and an op-ed piece — written by Green in Fecho’s high school classes and during his first year of college. Building on the work of Bakhtin, Delpit, Gordon, and Rosenblatt, Fecho and Green examine the ways in which Green uses his writing to explore his identities as provocateur, mainstream writer, and outsider. Green’s writing and his ongoing conversation with Fecho, his teacher and mentor, are used to show the polyphonic nature of identity construction, the ways identity transactions are connected to literacy, and the importance of such transactions for teachers and students. (pp. 93-119)

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    Spring 2002 Issue

    Abstracts

    Eliminating Ableism in Education
    Thomas Hehir
    "Not Bread Alone"
    Clandestine Schooling and Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust
    Susan M. Kardos
    Against Repetition
    Addressing Resistance to Anti-Oppressive Change in the Practice of Learning, Teaching, Supervising, and Researching
    Kevin K. Kumashiro
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    Polyphonic Identity and Existential Literacy Transactions
    Bob Fecho with Aaron Green

    Book Notes

    The Best for Our Children
    Edited by María de la Luz Reyes and John J. Halcón

    Holler If You Hear Me
    By Gregory Michie

    The Gendered Society
    By Michael S. Kimmel

    Honored but Invisible
    By W. Norton Grubb, with Helena Worthen, Barbara Byrd, Elnora Webb, Norena Badway, Chester Case, Stanford Goto, and Jennifer Curry Villeneuve

    An Elusive Science
    By Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

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