Thongs I've Seen (or Portrait of a Single-Subject Credential)

Helen Kress


This is what happens when a 21st century teachers' college shares a neighborhood with a high school and a shopping mall.  The fabric of the three become so intertwined that the teacher credential is just another brand.


About the Author

Helen M. Kress is an Assistant Professor of Education at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, USA.  Her research interests include critical theories of education, youth cultures, multicultural curriculum, and qualitative research methods.  She teaches philosophy and sociology of education to student teachers. Helen Kress can be contacted at:


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