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Students' Right to Their Own Language
First EditionStaci Perryman-Clark; David E. Kirkland; Austin Jackson©2015
Students’ Right to Their Own Language collects perspectives from some of the field’s most influential scholars to provide a foundation for understanding the historical and theoretical context informing the affirmation of all students’ right to exist in their own languages. Co-published with the National Council for Teachers of English, this critical sourcebook archives decades of debate about the implications of the statement and explores how it translates to practical strategies for fostering linguistic diversity in the classroom.
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Table of Contents
ContentsForeword Introduction Understanding the Complexities Associated with What it Means to Have the Right to Your Own Language Part One: Foundations 1 Students’ Right to Their Own Language CONFERENCE ON COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE 2 CCCC’s Role in the Struggle for Students’ Language Rights GENEVA SMITHERMAN3 The Students’ Right to Their Own Language, 1972-1974 STEPHEN PARKS4 The Students’ Right to Their Own Language: Its Legal Basis LAWRENCE D. FREEMAN5 In Response to the Students’ Right to Their Own Language ANN E. BERTHOFF AND WILLIAM G. CLARKPart Two: The Politics of Memory: Linguistic Attitudes and Assumptions Post-SRTOL 6 Linguistic Memory and the Politics of U.S. EnglishJOHN TRIMBUR7 Students’ Right to Their Own Language: A Retrospective GENEVA SMITHERMAN8 Students’ Right to Their own Language: A Counter-Argument JEFF ZORN9 No One Has a Right to His Own Language ALLEN N. SMITH10 Race, Literacy, and the Value of Rights Rhetoric in Composition StudiesPATRICK BRUCH AND RICHARD MARBACK Part Three: The Special Case of African American Language 11 African American Student Writers in the NAEP, 1969-88/89 and "The Blacker the Berry, the Sweeter the juice" GENEVA SMITHERMAN12 Students' Right to Possibility: Basic Writing and African American Rhetoric KEITH GILYARD AND ELAINE B. RICHARDSON13 "I Want to Be African": In Search of a Black Radical Tradition/African-American- Vernacularized Paradigm for "Students' Right to Their Own Language," Critical Literacy, and "Class Politics" CARMEN KYNARD14 Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRA) 125—Writing: The Ethnic and Racial Experience STACI PERRYMAN-CLARK Part Four: Pluralism, Hybridity, and Space 15 The Place of World Englishes in Composition: Pluralization ContinuedA. SURESH CANAGARAJAH 16 "They’re in My Culture, They Speak the Same Way": African American Language in Multiethnic High Schools DJANGO PARIS17 From ‘Bad Attitudes’ to (ward) Linguistic Pluralism: Developing Reflective Language Policy among Preservice Teachers GAIL OKAWA Part Five: Critical Language Perspectives and Reimagining SRTOL in Writing Classrooms 18 Myth Education: Rationale and Strategies for Teaching against Linguistic Prejudice LEAH ZUIDEMA19 Pedagogies of the ‘Students’ Right’ Era: The Language Curriculum Research Group’s Project for Linguistic Diversity SCOTT WIBLE20 From Language Experience to Classroom Practice: Affirming Linguistic Diversity in Writing Pedagogy KIM LOVEJOY, STEVE FOX, AND KATHERINE V. WILLS21 The Reflection of "Students’ Right to Their Own Language" in First-Year Composition Course Objectives and Descriptions STUART BARBIER22 Critical Language Awareness in the United States: Revisiting Issues and Revising Pedagogies in Resegregated Society H. SAMY ALIM23 Revisiting the Promise of ‘Students’ Right to Their Own Language’: Pedagogical Strategies VALERIE KINLOCHPart Six: Lingering Questions 24 What Should College Teach? Part 3 STANLEY FISH25 What if We Occupied Language? H. SAMY ALIM 26 Where Do We Go From Here?
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