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Unit Three, Day 30 - Friday

Class Goals: Categorizing the readings as positions/perspectives that can be taken on a given issue.

Connection to Course Goals: Focus on synthesis, getting to know the "conversation" in a particular discourse community.


  1. Discussion (group or classwide) of main points in Gatto and Anyon to bring out:



  1. Compare Gatto's ideas with Anyon's for similarities and differences. CSOW: They are discovering gradations of difference between positions that are more complex than "for" or "against" something.
  2. Discuss implications of these points and the assumptions they present about the purpose of school in the U. S.

Assignment: Read "Collecting, 529-49, PHG, and "Conducting Research" and "Evaluating Sources", 116-26, EW (Easy Writer handbook).