When Discourses Collide

When Discourses Collide

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qWhen Discourses Collide examines the discourse systems at work and play for three fifth grade migrant boys during an apple harvest season in south central Pennsylvania. The study is a critical ethnography that explores the lives of these children as they interacted in their families, in their friendships, with their teachers, and with their classmates. The book allows the reader to enter the homes of these children and know their families. It then moves into the classroom and seeks to address the issue of how dominant mainstream discourses overpower the discourses of marginalized children. Through countless examples, the author reveals discourse qcollisionsq that help to explain why schooling was such a frustrating experience for these boys, whose home language and home culture did not reflect that of the mainstream.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedBoth fifth-grade classes recited poetry. The teachers selected a different poem every few weeks for the students to memorize and recite individually in front of the class. At the end of October, Mrs. Bennett had selected a poem entitled, aquot; Teacher, anbsp;...

Title:When Discourses Collide
Author:Marianne Exum Lopez
Publisher:Peter Lang Pub Incorporated - 1999-01-01


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