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Skin That We Speak Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

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ISBN-10: 1565848209

ISBN-13: 9781565848207

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lisa Delpit, Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lisa Delpit is an African American and a lifelong teacher who promotes the idea of having "visions of success for poor children and children of color." Her 1995 book, Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, discusses how to better train teachers by using nine specific factors, among them understanding the brilliance of the children, recognizing and building on the children's strengths, using familiar metaphors and experiences from the children's world, and nurturing a sense of connection to a greater community, of which they are a part. Delpit's father owned a restaurant and her mother taught high school. Her parents set an example by providing free meals for local…