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LINGUIST List 19.2805

Mon Sep 15 2008

Books: Applied Ling/Socioling: Spears-Bunton, Powell (Eds)

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        1.    Rachel Markowitz, Toward a Literacy of Promise: Spears-Bunton, Powell (Eds)


Message 1: Toward a Literacy of Promise: Spears-Bunton, Powell (Eds)
Date: 15-Sep-2008
From: Rachel Markowitz <Rachel.Markowitztaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Toward a Literacy of Promise: Spears-Bunton, Powell (Eds)
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Title: Toward a Literacy of Promise
Subtitle: Joining the African American Struggle
Series Title: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series
Published: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/Toward-a-Literacy-of-Promise-isbn9780805845365

Editor: Linda Spears-Bunton
Editor: Rebecca Powell
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415995184 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780805845365 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 38.95
Abstract:

"[This book] gives us strategies for bringing life back to school; it
allows us to think creatively about connecting instruction to the lives of
children who have not been well-served…. and it gives us hope for educating
a generation that can change the status quo, that will build the America we
have yet to see…. the one that made that as-yet-unfulfilled promise of
'liberty and justice for all.'"
-Lisa Delpit, From the Foreword

Toward a Literacy of Promise examines popular assumptions about literacy
and challenges readers to question how it has been used historically both
to empower and to oppress. The authors offer an alternative view of
literacy - a "literacy of promise" - that charts an emancipatory agenda for
literacy instructional practices in schools. Weaving together critical
perspectives on pedagogy, language, literature, and popular texts, each
chapter provides an in-depth discussion that illuminates how a literacy of
promise can be realized in school and classrooms. Although the major focus
is on African American middle and secondary students as a population that
has experienced the consequences of inequality, the chapters demonstrate
general and specific applications to other populations.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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