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  • Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice
  • Edited by Geneva Smitherman and Victor Villanueva. Foreword by Suresh Canagarajah
  • 2003
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  • Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
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It’s no secret that, in most American classrooms, students are expected to master standardized American English and the conventions of Edited American English if they wish to succeed. Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice works to realign these conceptions through a series of provocative yet evenhanded essays that explore the ways we have enacted and continue to enact our beliefs in the integrity of the many languages and Englishes that arise both in the classroom and in professional communities.

Edited by Geneva Smitherman and Victor Villanueva, the collection was motivated by a survey project on language awareness commissioned by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

All actively involved in supporting diversity in education, the contributors address the major issues inherent in linguistically diverse classrooms: language and racism, language and nationalism, and the challenges in teaching writing while respecting and celebrating students’ own languages. Offering historical and pedagogical perspectives on language awareness and language diversity, the essays reveal the nationalism implicit in the concept of a “standard English,” advocate alternative training and teaching practices for instructors at all levels, and promote the respect and importance of the country’s diverse dialects, languages, and literatures.

Contributors include Geneva Smitherman, Victor Villanueva, Elaine Richardson, Victoria Cliett, Arnetha F. Ball, Rashidah Jammi` Muhammad, Kim Brian Lovejoy, Gail Y. Okawa, Jan Swearingen, and Dave Pruett.

The volume also includes a foreword by Suresh Canagarajah and a substantial bibliography of resources about bilingualism and language diversity.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. The Historical Struggle for Language Rights in CCCC
  2. Geneva Smitherman
  3. pp. 7-39
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  1. 2. Race, Class(es), Gender, and Age: The Making of Knowledge about Language Diversity
  2. Elaine Richardson
  3. pp. 40-66
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  1. 3. The Expanding Frontier of World Englishes: A New Perspective for Teachers of English
  2. Victoria Cliett
  3. pp. 67-75
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  1. 4. Language Diversity in Teacher Education and in the Classroom
  2. Arnetha F. Ball and Rashidah Jaami Muhammad
  3. pp. 76-88
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  1. 5. Practical Pedagogy for Composition
  2. Kim Brian Lovejoy
  3. pp. 89-108
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  1. 6. “Resurfacing Roots” : Developing a Pedagogy of Language Awareness from Two Views
  2. Gail Y. Okawa
  3. pp. 109-133
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  1. 7. Language Diversity and the Classroom: Problems and Prospects, a Bibliography
  2. C. Jan Swearingen and Dave Pruett
  3. pp. 134-150
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 151-156
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  1. Index
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  1. Series Statement
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809388998
Related ISBN(s)
9780809325320
MARC Record
OCLC
607039529
Pages
181
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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