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The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

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Book News Annotation:

Delpit (urban educational leadership, Georgia State U.) and Kilgour Dowdy present this collection of essays by twelve scholars exploring the links between language and identity, language and political hierarchy, and language and culture conflict, with a particular focus on issues of language use in schools. Coverage includes stories of personal struggles with language, identity, and status; the consequences of language attitudes in the classroom, and suggested ways to positively address these consequences; the language of teachers, and what they need to know about language in general, and their own speech, to be effective educators. The text includes some essays previously published during the past 25 years, and several new works written for this volume. No subject index. For activists and educators.
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Synopsis:

A powerful and sophisticated reminder that words can indeed do as much damage as sticks and stones, "The Skin That We Speak" takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English they speak and the layers of politics, power, and identity those varieties carry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565845442
Subtitle:
Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa D.
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa D.
Editor:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Editor:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Language policy
Subject:
Native language and education.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
MCR 31F
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
9.49x6.39x1.01 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A powerful and sophisticated reminder that words can indeed do as much damage as sticks and stones, "The Skin That We Speak" takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English they speak and the layers of politics, power, and identity those varieties carry.
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