Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse and Diversity / Edition 1

Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse and Diversity / Edition 1

by Patrick L. Courts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820436755

ISBN-13: 9780820436753

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

While many professionals argue about the validity and acceptability of the non-dominant dialects/discourse systems of minority groups, schools and colleges continue to discriminate against and penalize students who use non-dominant dialects and discourse. This study describes and analyzes non-dominant dialects/discourse systems associated with certain cultural

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Overview

While many professionals argue about the validity and acceptability of the non-dominant dialects/discourse systems of minority groups, schools and colleges continue to discriminate against and penalize students who use non-dominant dialects and discourse. This study describes and analyzes non-dominant dialects/discourse systems associated with certain cultural groups in the U.S. and examines their school experiences. Building from the theoretical foundations of critical, liberatory literacy and whole language approaches to teaching, the book suggests classroom approaches designed to help teach people from various cultures to improve their own literacy levels without losing their individual/cultural identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820436753
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Counterpoints of Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196

Table of Contents

Author's Introduction1
1Politeracies: Marginalizers and Those They Marginalize5
2Dialects and Discourses: Dig?35
3Real People/Real Stories: Voices from the Margin63
4Whole Language and Multiple Intelligences: Who You Think You Foolin'?101
5Walkin' the Walk: Singing the Voices Electric133
6Postscript: Discourse in Cyberspace171
Bibliography177
Index191

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