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Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom, New Edition (08 Edition)

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From the celebrated author of Other People's Children, a fifth anniversary edition of the pathbreaking collection examining the relationship between language and power in the classroom, with a new introduction.

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. Now reissued with a new introduction by Lisa Delpit revisiting the politics of language instruction for students of color, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms—in which "English only" really means standard English only—and presents today's teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English we speak and the layers of politics, power, and identity that those forms carry.

With groundbreaking work from Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Victoria Purcell-Gates, and Lisa Delpit herself, the book also includes classics by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard III. Hot-button topics range from Ebonics to the creation of a national public policy on making English the official language of our classrooms.

Synopsis:

From the celebrated author of "Other People's Children" comes this fifth anniversary edition of the pathbreaking collection that examines the relationship between language and power in the classroom.

Synopsis:

The author of "Other People's Children" delivers a commemorative edition of this groundbreaking collection that examines the relationship between language and power in the classroom. Now with a new Introduction by Delpit.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents todays 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.

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 Peoples 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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface vii

LISA DELPIT

Introduction xv

LISA DELPIT

Part One: Language and Identity

C H A P T E R 1 Ovuh Dyuh 3

JOANNE KILGOUR DOWDY

C H A P T E R 2 Ebonics: A Case History 15

ERNIE SMITH

Part Two: Language in the Classroom

C H A P T E R 3 No Kinda Sense 31

LISA DELPIT

C H A P T E R 4 Trilingualism 49

JUDITH BAKER

C H A P T E R 5 Some Basic Sociolinguistic Concepts 63

MICHAEL STUBBS

C H A P T E R 6 Language, Culture, and the Assessment

of African American Children 87

ASA G. HILLIARD III

C H A P T E R 7 I aint writin nuttin: Permissions to Fail

and Demands to Succeed in Urban Classrooms 107

GLORIA J. LADSON-BILLINGS

C H A P T E R 8 “. . . As Soon As She Opened Her Mouth!”:

Issues of Language, Literacy, and Power 121

VICTORIA PURCELL-GATES

Part Three: Teacher Knowledge

C H A P T E R 9 Topsy-Turvies: Teacher Talk and Student Talk 145

HERBERT KOHL

C H A P T E R 1 0 Toward a National Public Policy on

Language 163

GENEVA SMITHERMAN

C H A P T E R 1 1 The Clash of “Common Senses”: Two

African American Women Become Teachers 179

SHUAIB MEACHEM

C H A P T E R 1 2 “We dont talk right. You ask him.” 203

JOAN WYNNE

Appendix: Linguistic Society of America Resolution on

the Oakland “Ebonics” Issue 221

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Lisa Brown, April 19, 2011 (view all comments by Lisa Brown)
it's not often that i say "this book changed my life," but this one did - insofar as it changed the way i think about the various forms of english spoken on either side of the pond, which is more than a mildly important part of my world. it formalized and validated some things i had sort of intuited about certain dialects and speech patterns, and it shed valuable light onto the crucial role language plays in the learning process, regardless of subject matter. some of the essays are a little dated, some of the rhetoric is a bit much, but overall, i can't recommend it highly enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595583505
Author:
Delpit, Lisa
Publisher:
New Press
Editor:
Delpit, Lisa
Editor:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Author:
Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour
Author:
Delpit, Lisa
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , From the celebrated author of "Other People's Children" comes this fifth anniversary edition of the pathbreaking collection that examines the relationship between language and power in the classroom.
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Other People's Children" delivers a commemorative edition of this groundbreaking collection that examines the relationship between language and power in the classroom. Now with a new Introduction by Delpit.
"Synopsis" by ,
Now in paperback, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents todays 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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