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Phillip Bannowsky is a retired autoworker (Chrysler Newark Assembly, 2001) and an international educator. In 1990, he received a Master's Degree in Literature and Pedagogy from the University of Delaware. He served as secondary English Chair at both Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador (1992-95) and at International College in Beirut, Lebanon (2002-05).
At the University of Delaware, he usually teaches Freshman Composition. He has taught Honors sections focused on the 1960s and sections for English Language Learners. In the Winter of 2009, he directed a Study Abroad program in Ecuador, where he taught Advanced Composition and Introduction to the Novel.
Influenced by Paulo Freire, he often utilizes Problem Based Learning. He grounds the classroom ethos on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly Article 19: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." He has published a novel, The Mother Earth Inn (2007), and two volumes of poetry, The Milk of Human Kindness (1985) and Autoplant: a Poetic Monologue (2007). He publishes commentary at his team blog,Broken Turtle, and occasionally for The News Journal.
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