Classroom Calypso: Giving Voice to the Voiceless (Counterpoints #164) (Paperback)

Classroom Calypso: Giving Voice to the Voiceless (Counterpoints #164) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Winthrop Holder Cover Image
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This is book number 164 in the Counterpoints series.


What happens when teachers relinquish the authority of truth providers ? Ninth grader Sasha Pringle, one of the student voices in Classroom Calypso, asserts that such a self-effacing posture empowers students by releasing the writer within, thereby fostering a critical, creative, and reflective disposition. Winthrop R. Holder re-represents students not as marginalized beings merely absorbing information but as subjects taking center stage and inscribing themselves into history. On their literary pilgrimage seeking self-knowledge, students, employing tale-telling, recast their classroom as a symposium - a place where popular culture orchestrates the discourse. This is an invaluable book for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and facilitating the voices of urban youth.

About the Author

The Author: Winthrop R. Holder has been teaching social studies for the last twenty years in Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York. He has written on facilitating the writing process for 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City (Lang, 2004) and City Kids: Understanding, Appreciating, and Teaching Them (Lang, 2007).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820451374
ISBN-10: 0820451371
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: February 9th, 2007
Pages: 370
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints