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The Skin That We Speak by Lisa Delpit
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Oct 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, education
Read from October 01 to 10, 2011

I had already taken college courses about the validity of African American Vernacular English as a systematic and rule-governed language, but I thought the essays included in this book really went deeper into how perceptions of speakers of non-Standard English are formed and reinforced, how to change how students think of each other and themselves in order to help everyone succeed in school, and how to address the preconceptions of some teachers regarding the languages used by their students in their classrooms.

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