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Patrick Shannon

A former preschool and primary grades teacher, Patrick Shannon is currently a professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of nine books, including Reading Poverty (1998), text, lies, & video tape: stories about life, literacy, & learning (1995), Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education (1992), and The Struggle to Continue: Progressive Reading Instruction in the United States (1990), all published by Heinemann.