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The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
By Lisa Delpit (editor) and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date February 1, 2002
Pages 229
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565845442
ISBN-10 1565845447
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Essays explore dialects in the classroom and the link between language and identity and language and cultural conflict. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the MacArthur Award- winning author of Other People's Children, a collection that gets to the heart of the relationship between language and power in the classroom. 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 idiomsin which "English only" really means standard English onlyand presents today's teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English we speak and the layers of politics, power, and identity those varieties carry. Edited by MacArthur Fellow and bestselling education author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking new work by Herbert Kohl and Gloria Ladson-Billings, and classics by Asa Hilliard and Jules Henry. Award-winning educator Victoria Purcell-Gates looks at language-based assumptions about poor Appalachians and Schuaib Meacham follows the very different fates of two bright young African American teachers-in-training, one of whom speaks "standard" English and one of whom speaks in school as she has been taught to speak at home. As children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when 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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Hardcover
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With Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (other contributor) | from New Pr (February 1, 2002)
9781565845442 | details & prices | 229 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Essays explore dialects in the classroom and the link between language and identity and language and cultural conflict.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781565848207 Book cover for 9781595583505
 
With Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (other contributor) | New edition from New Pr (May 1, 2008); titled "Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom"
9781595583505 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $17.95
About: 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 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.
from New Pr (June 1, 2003)
9781565848207 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.95
About: 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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