Patel is also the kind of writer and scholar that education requires, one who is unafraid to tackle the immense web of threads that comprise educational phenomena, even if that means weaving together different methods and media. It is no surprise that in Youth held at the Border. Stevens, L. P., and Bean, T. W. (2007). Critical literacy: Context, research and practice in the K-12 classroom. Comprised of chapters that make use of clear explanations of the tenets of critical literacy, the context of litera...
As a teacher, I worked in middle schools, high schools, and community colleges, mostly teaching literacy and English as a Second Language. As a teacher, I have always centered interaction with spoken and written text as a key vehicle for learning about and communicating our sense of self and agency in a system based on inequality. I did this with 7th graders in doing collective readings and responses to texts like Monster.