Contact: Phil Ciciora
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: Anne Haas Dyson, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education, says that a highly-regimented writing curriculum that prohibits young children from borrowing from our common cultural landscape -- movies, TV shows, comic books and cartoons -- is a problematic one.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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