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Description - The Skin That We Speak by Lisa Delpit

A look at the politics of language instruction for students of colour. A fresh, cutting-edge work, The Skin that We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly-charged war of idioms - in which English only' means standard English only - and provides teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken and the layers of politics, power and identity that those forms carry.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781595583505
ISBN-10: 1595583505
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Delpit

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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