Ways with Words



Ways With Words Is A Classic Study Of Children Learning To Use Language At Home And At School In Two Communities Only A Few Miles Apart In The Southeastern United States Roadville Is A White Working Class Community Of Families Steeped For Generations In The Life Of Textile Mills Trackton Is A Black Working Class Community Whose Older Generations Grew Up Farming The Land But Whose Current Members Work In The Mills In Tracing The Children S Language Development The Author Shows The Deep Cultural Differences Between The Two Communites, Whose Ways With Words Differ As Strikingly From Each Other As Either Does From The Pattern Of The Townspeople, The Mainstream Blacks And Whites Who Hold Power In The Scholols And Workplaces Of The Region Employing The Combined Skills Of Ethnographer, Social Historian, And Teacher, The Author Raises Fundamental Questions About The Nature Of Language Development, The Effects Of Literacy On Oral Language Habits, And The Sources Of Communication Problems In Schools And Workplaces.Ways with Words

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  • Paperback
  • 450 pages
  • Ways with Words
  • Shirley Brice Heath
  • English
  • 14 July 2017
  • 0521273196

10 thoughts on “Ways with Words

  1. says:

    This book is an amazing example of qualitative research Heath was in the field for 11 years and gathered an unbelievable amount of data from two very different communities in the south one White and one African American She observed differences in the use and exposure to language by the children of the communities and then went into classrooms and observed how the differences impacted children during schooling Her extensive work is to be pr...

  2. says:

    Fascinating look at literacy practices in two different Southern communities, and the impact these contrasting practices have on children s success at school Would highly recommend to anyone interested in education, language socialization, or issues of inequality.

  3. says:

    Read this year s ago Remembering it as I start to read Hillbilly Elegy Family traditions, ways of speaking and being in the America that we don t usually read about.

  4. says:

    Interesting look at children learning to use language at school and at home Read it as part of the prep work I had to do to write a dissertation on bilingual education.

  5. says:

    I read this in college after a professor recommended it It s a wonderful eye opening book that shows daily life in physically close but culturally different communities.

  6. says:

    Wonderful ethnographic study of the ways in which children use language in their homes and communities I appreciated the rich, detailed description that the researcher gave of all three communities and their ways with words It truly honored and respected their knowledge and the fact that it is not the quantity of language utilized, but rather the kind of language used The teachers in the study, also used ethnographic methods to study their ways with words and begin to realize that they, too, Wonderful ethnographic study of the ways in which children use language in their homes and communities I appreciated the rich, detailed description that the researcher gave of all three communities and their ways with words It truly honored and respected their knowledge and the fact that it is not the quantity of language utilized,...

  7. says:

    I was really impressed by this book Shirley Brice Heath does excellent research in this accessible book I loved reading about the different communities of Trackton and Roadville Each community had a certain way of bringing up their children, and Brice Heath studied the way language developed among the children It was very fascinating I was even impressed by some of the teacher techniques mentioned later in the book The very ending was slightly depressing, because it hints that teachers are I was really impressed by this book Shirley Brice Heath does excellent research in this accessible book I loved reading about the different communities of Trackton and Roadville Each community had a certain way of bringing up their children, and Brice Heath studied the way language developed among the children It was very fascinating I was even impressed by some of the teacher techniques mentioned later in the book The very ending was slightly depressing, because it hints that teachers ar...

  8. says:

    Brice Heath s ethnography of two commmunities in Piedmont South Carolina illuminates ways that culture influences language and literacy learning Her conclusions show that schools cater to the success of townspeople , students from middle class, educated backgrounds, while students from rural or blue collar communities fail and drop out at alarming rates By training teachers to look at instructional strategies from an ethnographic standpoint, progress was made in student retention, engagement Brice Heath s ethnography of two commmunities in Piedmont South Carolina illuminates ways that culture influences language and literacy learning Her conclusions show that schools cater to the succe...

  9. says:

    I have certain excerpts and sections of this book printed out from CU s online library One in particular that any conscientious person, especially one who is planning on having children or just working with them, is a piece called What No Bedtime Story Means Heath describes the sociolinguistic teaching methods in an affluent West Virginia family, a lower middle class Appalachian family, and an African American family What is discovered is crucial to every person s success in American school I have certain excerpts and sections of this book printed out from CU s online library One in particular that any conscientious person, especially one who is planning on having children or just working with...

  10. says:

    Another book for school, this one is the foundation for the type of research I m doing looking into family literacy usage before school and how it mirrors or does not mirror, as the case may be how students are taught literacy in school As it was published in the 1980s, it is obviously out dated in some of the ways families behave like not using the t...

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