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

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
$12.26
UPC:
9781595583505
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
The New Press; New edition (May 1, 2008)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
229
Shipping Weight:
10.4 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
ISBN-10:
1595583505
ISBN-13:
978-1595583505
Author:
Lisa Delpit,Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

Product Overview

Now in paperback,The Skin That We Speaktakes 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 whatBlack Issues Book Reviewcalls 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 Speakoffers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues.

Reviews

(No reviews yet) Write a Review