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ERIC Number: EJ834787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Cajun, Creole, and African American Literacy Narratives
Greene, Nicole Pepinster
Multicultural Perspectives, v7 n4 p39-45 Oct 2005
This article examines students' narrative responses to reading professional literacy histories. Demonstrating the importance of narrative as a way of learning, it shows how elementary education majors of diverse backgrounds explore their relation with language in a traditional grammar class. Cajun, Creole, and African American students recover their literacy histories and articulate the relation between the loss of language and the loss of culture and heritage. Drawing on the parallels between their discourse histories and the discourse histories of other cultures, these narratives also suggest that the students are now able to establish their linguistic identity and develop a greater sensitivity to the situations of their own students in the multicultural classrooms of southwest Louisiana. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana