Talkin' Black Talk

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-17
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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This book captures an important moment in the history of language and literacy education and the continuing struggle for equal language rights. Published 50 years after the Brown decision, this volume revisits the difficult and enduring problem of public schools' failure to educate Black children, and revises our approaches to language and literacy learning in today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the study of Black language, culture, and education, this book presents creative, classroom-based, hands-on pedagogical approaches (from Hip Hop Culture to the art of teaching narrative reading comprehension) within the context of the broader, global concerns that impact schooling (from linguistic emancipation to the case of Mother Tongue Education in South Africa).

Table of Contents

Poem for Black Englishp. v
Series Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Black Language, Education, and Social Change: Continuing the Struggle for Equal Language Rights 50 years After Brownp. 1
Language, Literacy, and Liberation
"The Whig Party Don't Exist in My Hood": Knowledge, Reality, and Education in the Hip Hop Nationp. 15
The Ebonics Phenomenon, Language Planning, and the Hegemony of Standard Englishp. 30
Developing Academic English for Standard English Learnersp. 43
The Art and Science of Teaching Narrative Reading Comprehension: An Innovative Approachp. 56
Culture, Communication, and Consciousness
The Power of the Rap: The Black Idiom and the New Black Poetryp. 77
Sounds Bouncin Off Paper: Black Language Memories and Meditationsp. 92
African American Communicative Practices: Improvisation, Semantic License, and Augmentationp. 100
Toward Linguistic Emancipation
Linguistic Emancipation in Global Perspectivep. 115
If Our Children Are Our Future, Why Are We Stuck in the Past? Beyond the Anglicists and the Creolists, and Toward Social Changep. 132
Mother-Tongue Education and the African Renaissance, with Special Reference to South Africap. 142
Afterwordp. 153
Referencesp. 157
About the Contributorsp. 177
Indexp. 181
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