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Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date May 1, 2008
Pages 229
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781595583505
ISBN-10 1595583505
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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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.”

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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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
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The price comparison is for this edition
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

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