The Hope and the Legacy (Patrick Bruch, Richard Marback)
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Title: The Hope and the Legacy
Sub-title: The Past, Present and Future of "Students' Right" to Their Own Language
Editor(s): Patrick Bruch, University of Minnesota and Richard Marback, Wayne State University
Publish Date: 2005
|This book engages the formative influence on composition studies of the landmark 1974 "Students' Right" to Their Own Language resolution. Combining elements of documentary history and a collection of original scholarship, this book enables current professional hopes for the teaching of writing to be invigorated and informed by the lessons available within the legacy of debate over issues raised by "Students' Right." These include issues of racial identity and language diversity, social justice and literacy education, language politics and teacher attitudes, and classroom practices and the purposes of schooling in a pluralistic democracy. As a collection it provides a resource for historically contextualized and theoretically informed engagements with the central tensions facing teachers, students, and scholars in the field.|
Taken together the essays track the impact of the "Students' Right"resolution through the past and into the future, enriching discussions of how research and practice in composition studies can best address issues of racial identity, writing instruction, and the purpose of schooling.
Contents: Introduction: Critical Hope, 'Students' Right' and the Work of Composition Studies, Patrick Bruch and Richard Marback. THE CONTEXT OF "STUDENTS' RIGHT TO THEIR OWN LANGUAGE." The English Language is My Enemy (1967), Ossie Davis. The Politics of Bidialectalism (1970), Wayne O'Neil. The Ethno-Linguistic Approach to Speech-Language Learning (1970), Grace S. Holt. Bi-Dialectalism in Not the Linguistics of White Supremacy: Sense versus Sensibilities (1971), Melvin J. Hoffman. The Shuffling Speech of Slavery: Black English (1972), J. Mitchell Morse. INITIAL RESPONSES. The Students' Right to Their Own Language: A Dialogue (1983), Stephen N. Tchudi and Susan J. Tchudi. A Contemporary Dilemma: The Question of Standard English (1974), William Pixton. No One Has a Right to His Own Language (1976), Allen Smith. The Student's Right to His Own Language: A Viable Model or Empty Rhetoric? (1977), Jesse L. Coquit. THE SECOND WAVE OF REFLECTION AND ENGAGEMENT. Toward Educational Linguistics for the First World (1979), Geneva Smitherman. The Politics of Composition (1979), John Rouse. The Politics of Composition: A Reply to John Rouse (1980), Gerald Graff. Writing Away From Fear: Mina Shaughnessy and the Uses of Authority (1980), Michael Allen. A Perspective on Teaching Black Dialect Speaking Students to Write Standard English (1983), Judith P. Nembhard. THE LASTING LEGACY. Speculations on Coalition Politics: Imagining the Collective Responsibility of the Students' Rights Resolution, Stephen Parks. Negotiating the Right to Write, Amy Hawkins. "Students' Right," English-Only, and Re-imagining the Politics of Language, Bruce Horner. Dialect and the Discourse of Evaluation, Barbara Schneider. Breaking the Silenced Dialogue, Patrick Bruch. Implementing "Students' Right to Their Own Language": Language Awareness in the First Year Composition Classroom, Michael Pennell. The Global Ground of Language Rights, Richard Marback. Indexes.