other people's children

11/27/2019

 This is a book I've had in my stack for awhile but I finally dove into it a couple weeks ago, finishing it in a few days. I usually love Lisa Delpit's work, so it was not surprising that I got into this book, but I didn't realize that it had an anthropological focus. Parts of the book examines the cultural specificity of literacy practices, and how school may unknowingly alienate groups of students by promoting only one type of literacy and communication. It's really worth a read! It helped me better understand some of the things I really dislike about my current school's curriculum.  Soon I hope to read something more recent of hers to see how her ideas are evolving...

 

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