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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








Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
Label: Teachers College Press
Languages: EnglishPublished
Manufacturer: Teachers College Press
Number Of Pages: 193
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: August 14, 2015
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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“This rare and wonderful book gets us to think in fresh and creative ways about the intersection of race, language, work, and school. What a gem.”
Mike Rose, research professor, UCLA and author, The Mind at Work



“This fascinating ethnography of speaking opens a window into an important socialization setting while also opening up new theoretical territory. It provides understanding, wisdom, and hope for how we might improve educational outcomes for African American children.”
James V. Wertsch, vice chancellor for International Affairs,Washington University in St. Louis





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