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

by Lisa Delpit,Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

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

ISBN: 1595583505

ISBN13: 978-1595583505

Author: Lisa Delpit,Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Sociology

Language: English

Publisher: The New Press; New edition (May 1, 2008)

Pages: 229 pages

ePUB book: 1145 kb

FB2 book: 1192 kb

Rating: 4.9

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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.

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Lisa Delpit, Joanne Kilgore Dowdy. The Skin That We Speak moves beyond the highly charged war of idioms to present teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken today.

New York: New Press, 2002.

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Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, (eds). New York: New Press, pp. xxiv, 229. Seven years have passed since the controversy over Ebonics in the Oakland schools, and much of the media heat has cooled, allowing the rhetoric to evolve from defensiveness to analysis.

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.
This is an excellent book on diversity and education!
Important topic. We all need to know this stuff.
An essential read for every educator and member of society, period. The assumptions we carry with us are so limiting, yet devastatingly so when we pass them along unwittingly. Delpit is provocative, so be prepared to think and rethink many things about language in the classroom and society you take at face value.
I took serious issues with some of the stories and messages in this book, especially when it comes to observations from the classroom and the interpretation of those issues from the author. It is a fact that socioeconomic and cultural status are determinant forces in the learning outcomes of children. While this is true, one cannot remove responsibility from children and young adults and place it on teachers.

Take this excerpt: "An African American student walked in halfway through the class, threw his bag on a table, and pushed a Latino student off a chair, laughed, and sat down on it. I waited for a teacher's response. Nothing... My instincts told me she was afraid of them.... The boy continued to disrupt the lesson...[asking the teacher when she tells him to shut up] 'Are you a racist? Do you hate black people?'... This 'new teacher...' There are different ways that the situation could have been dealt with... Her language created hostility..."

Teachers are leaving the profession in droves precisely because of similar behaviors cited above. There are no socioeconomic and cultural explanations that excuse such behavior in the classroom. And the issue isn't an "inexperienced teacher" who doesn't know how to respond. Teachers shouldn't have to deal with such behavior to begin with. A teacher is a highly trained professional prepared to teach individuals about an academic subject. A teacher isn't a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a bodyguard, a prison officer, a police officer, or a social worker. These issues do not belong in the classroom. In fact, classroom management starts with the administration of the school. Instead of blaming teacher inexperience, one should start by asking why that student was 30 minutes late. Why was he allowed to walk through a building unattended? Who manages the hallways? What are the consequences for lateness, disrespect, unruly behavior, physical altercations, and bullying of teachers and classmates? Why isn't the school suspending and eventually expelling students who make the school and the classroom unsafe?

Education needs to change. These students DO NOT belong in the classroom. A school is not the place where you solve all of societies problems. If these students cannot behave according to expectations, other students should not be punished because we as a society have decided school is where they will be "fixed." And It is enough time we stop excusing such behavior in a school as a "socioeconomic, cultural, and poverty issue." Students who DO want to learn deserve a safe and accommodating environment to do so. Teachers deserve a work environment free from fear, bullying, and violence by students who threaten their safety.
This is a wonderful read for anyone working with children and families! Offering new perspective on how to look at race and culture! I would recommend this book to anyone working with children and families to take a different approach to working with these families!
I love lisa delpits work. Very good book. I highly recommend it.
Lisa Delpit has insight on cultural that everyone should be aware of.
A great companion or follow-up to her "Other People's Children."