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Shoptalk―Lessons in Teaching from an African American Hair Salon

  

by: Yolanda J. Majors

 : Shoptalk―Lessons in Teaching from an African American Hair Salon

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780807756614
ISBN: 080775661X
Item Dimensions: 8756007975
Label: Teachers College Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Teachers College Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: July 15, 2015
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Studio: Teachers College Press




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Shoptalk examines the development of literacy, identity, and thinking skills that takes place through cross-generation conversation in an African American hair salon and how it can inform teaching in today’s diverse classrooms. By shining a spotlight on verbal discussions between the salon’s patrons and workers, the author provides a critical reassessment of the achievement gap discourse and focuses on the intellectual toolkits available to African Americans as members of thriving communities. While this book offers a detailed analysis of the informal teaching and language practice that occurs within the salon, it also moves beyond that setting to consider culturally situated problem-solving within an urban, language arts classroom. Shoptalk is essential reading for teachers, teacher educators, and administrators who are interested in widening their view of culturally responsive pedagogical practices.



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