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Title: Toward a Literacy of Promise
Subtitle: Joining the African American Struggle
Edited By: Linda A. Spears-Bunton
Rebecca Powell
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/Toward-a-Literacy-of-Promise-isbn9780805845365
Series Title: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series
Description:

"[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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0415995183
ISBN-13: 9780415995184
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00

 
 
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ISBN: 0805845364
ISBN-13: 9780805845365
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 38.95