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Understanding Storytelling Among African American Children: A Journey From Africa To America Hardcover – Dec 1 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (Dec 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805834079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805834079
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1.5 x 26.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 372 g
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Champion's book is appealing to scholars of critical language studies for its apt incorporation of post-positivist, qualitative research methodology, its interdisciplinary approach, and its consideration of how narrative production in children may be shaped by larger socio-historical and cultural contexts.
Studies: International Journal

The stories children tell are appreciated in their communities, and when brought to school, must be valued for their complexity and creativity. Champion finds a mismatch between the children's home and school linguistic backgrounds. She gives three examples where high teacher expectations and a culturally appropriate pedagogy helped African American children perform better academically. This is important information for all teachers.
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HASH(0xa63adda4) out of 5 stars A Great Study! June 16 2015
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This book is an excellent source of information for those seeking to understand African American culture.


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