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Other People's Children by Lisa Delpit
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Jul 27, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, teaching
Read in July, 2009

For a book that purports to be about how to teach diverse children in a culturally sensitive way, it has surprisingly little to say on that subject. Out of the entire book, I only found one essay helpful ("Language Diversity and Learning"). If you're looking for information relating to teaching, this is the only part of the book worth reading, though I will say that it really is a good essay. As for the rest of the book, it seemed to me to be wasting all of its time saying that we have a horrible problem and then neglecting to provide any useful suggestions. If I hadn't been convinced of the problem, I wouldn't have been reading the book. I kept wanting her to take the next step, and she never would.
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Mark Feltskog Well put, and I definitely agree.


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