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Language, Literacy and Pedagogy in Postindustrial Societies: The Case of Black Academic Underachievement, by Paul C. Mocombe and Carol Tomlin

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SKU: JEDIC 13-1-10

The writers identify the aim of their efforts as seeking to place the discussion of the phenomenon of a gap between the academic underachievement of Whites and Blacks in the context of post-industrial societies. Post-industrialism is set in the post-1970s, defined with reference to a paradigm shift.

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Thoughts on Language, Literacy, and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Jamaican and US Contexts

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SKU: JEDIC 13-1-2

In this article I offer thoughts on my recent conceptualization of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) (Paris, 2012a), building from empirical work with youth of colour in US contexts, and consider what this conceptualization might mean for Jamaica and other countries where Creole Englishes are widely spoken as the lingua franca. Beginning with my own learning about Jamaican Creole and language variation as a child visiting my father’s native Jamaica, I move to sharing some of my research findings from studies of African American Language among youth in California.

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