The Power of Talk: How Words Change Our Lives

The Power of Talk: How Words Change Our Lives

by Felecia M. Briscoe, Gilberto Arriaza, Rosemary C. Henze
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412956013

ISBN-13: 9781412956017

Pub. Date: 01/21/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This enlightening book helps educators use everyday language to create more equitable school environments, and offers exercises that strengthen communication and leadership skills.  See more details below

Overview

This enlightening book helps educators use everyday language to create more equitable school environments, and offers exercises that strengthen communication and leadership skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412956017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/21/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Why? The Same Old Problem
What? The Book’s Purpose
How? Achieving the Purpose
What Will You Get Out of This Book?
Avoiding the Master’s Language Tools
Overview of the Chapters
Where and When Might the Book Be Used?
1. The Power of Language: A Medium for Promoting Social Justice and Equity
In What Ways Is Language a Transformative Force in Society?
What Are Educational Equity and Social Justice
What Are Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Language Awareness
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
2. Becoming Effective in Using Critical Language Awareness
Noticing How Language Constructs Our Social World
Relating the Trees to the Forest, and the Forest to the Trees
Imagining Alternatives
Coaching
Teaching With Critical Language Awareness
Using Memorable Examples, Metaphors, and Quotes
Modeling, Teamwork, Inclusiveness, and Respect
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
3. Avoiding Othering: Practicing Including
Introduction
A Change Agent in Action
How Is Othering Harmful?
Digging Deeper Into Othering
From Othering to Inclusion and Dialogue
Activities
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
4. Disrupting Prejudice: A Communicative Approach
Introduction
Abstracting
Communicative Model
Developing a Data Culture
Activity: Developing Language Skills for Disrupting Prejudice
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
5. Exceptionalizing or Democratizing?
Introduction
Exceptionalizing: How It Promotes Inequities
The Importance of Context
Cognitive Disequilibrium and Exceptionalizing
The Context of the Interviews
Recognizing Exceptionalizing Discourse
Revising for a More Democratizing Discourse
Activities for Developing Democratizing Language Skills
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
6. Recognizing and Revising Stratifying Discourse
Introduction
Key Concepts
Recognizing and Revising Stratifying Discourse
Activities for Developing Language Skills for Social Justice
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
7. Contesting Labels
Introduction
Contesting Labels
Acronyms as Deep Abstractions
Talk Strategies
Redressing Labels Through Institutional Action
Thoughtful Inaction
Activity: Crowning With Labels
Conclusion and Summary of Key Points
8. Conclusion: The Power of Talk
Revisiting the Book's Objectives
Using the Power of Talk for Social Justice
A Final Thought
References
Index

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