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ERIC Number: ED523457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 201
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1123-5
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Shut Up and Listen: Teaching Writing that Counts in Urban Schools. Black Studies and Critical Thinking, Volume 7
Knaus, Christopher
Peter Lang New York
Less than fifty percent of African American students graduate from high school. Their educational failure is built into the racial structure of curriculum, standardized testing, teacher preparation programs, and even teacher recruitment pathways. "Shut Up and Listen" argues that African American students should be taught to navigate and resist the racism perpetuated in every aspect of society and schools, and that to do so requires the development and expression of a culturally-rooted voice as a foundation for multicultural, multilingual, democratic communities. "Shut Up and Listen" focuses on the voices, perspectives, and experiences of urban African American students--and on their writing, to remind educators of the power of voice, and how far schools are from addressing the reality of racism.
Peter Lang New York. 29 Broadway 18th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Tel: 800-770-5264; Tel: 212-647-7706; Fax: 212-647-7707; e-mail: customerservice@plang.com; Web site: http://www.peterlang.com
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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