Writing Community

Composing as Transformation and Realization
  • P. L. Thomas
Part of the Critical Issues in The Future of Learning and Teaching book series (CIFL)


“If education cannot do everything,” Freire (1998) argues, “there is something fundamental that it can do. In other words, if education is not the key to social transformation, neither is it simply meant to reproduce the dominant ideology” (p. 110). These words are at the core of my calling as an educator primarily concerned with literacy and the impact of poverty on children, their lives, and their learning as well as the tension I feel as a critical educator coming to terms with a transition in my own beliefs about public education.


Public Education Writing Process Critical Educator Traditional Schooling Dominant Ideology 
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  • P. L. Thomas
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  1. 1.Furman UniversitySCUSA

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