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Imaginary Gardens and Real Issues: Improving Language Arts in the Urban Elementary School

By: Joe Check
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1
Date: Winter 2000

Summary: Using the form of a hypothetical narrative, Check argues that improved literacy instruction is inextricably linked to improved schools, and that the NWP is an ideal vehicle for helping urban schools build needed exemplary contexts.

 

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