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

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The author of Other People's Children joins with other experts to examine the relationship between language and power in the classroom. 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 that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls "an essential text." Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard. At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues.

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Although these lucid, accessible pieces speak most directly to teachers and would-be teachers...the issues are broad enough to attract more general readers, especially parents.

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The author of "Other People's Children" joins with other experts to examine the relationship between language and power in the classroom.

About the Author

Lisa Delpit, a MacArthur Fellow, received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in 1993 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which hailed her as a "visionary scholar and woman of courage." She is the author of Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom (The New Press) and is currently the executive director for the Center for Urban Education and Innovation at Florida International University. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy is Associate Professor of Adolescent/Adult Literacy at Kent State University in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. She is the author of GED Stories: Black Women and Their Struggle for Social Equity.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565848207
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa; Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Editor:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa
Editor:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Copyright:
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
9.18x6.26x.69 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Although these lucid, accessible pieces speak most directly to teachers and would-be teachers...the issues are broad enough to attract more general readers, especially parents.
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Other People's Children" joins with other experts to examine the relationship between language and power in the classroom.
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