Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse, and Diversity (Counterpoints #45) (Paperback)

Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse, and Diversity (Counterpoints #45) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Patrick L. Courts Cover Image

Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse, and Diversity (Counterpoints #45) (Paperback)

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This is book number 45 in the Counterpoints series.

While many professionals argue about the validity and acceptability of the non-dominant dialects/discourse systems of minority groups, schools and colleges continue to discriminate against and penalize students who use non-dominant dialects and discourse. This study describes and analyzes non-dominant dialects/discourse systems associated with certain cultural groups in the U.S. and examines their school experiences. Building from the theoretical foundations of critical, liberatory literacy and whole language approaches to teaching, the book suggests classroom approaches designed to help teach people from various cultures to improve their own literacy levels without losing their individual/cultural identities.
The Author: Patrick Courts is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the State University of New York College at Fredonia. In addition to textbooks and numerous articles in professional journals and monographs, he has written Literacy and Empowerment: The Meaning Makers and has co-authored Assessment in Higher Education.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820436753
ISBN-10: 0820436755
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: April 1st, 1997
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints