First Edition   ©2015

Students' Right to Their Own Language

A Critical Sourcebook

Staci Perryman-Clark (Western Michigan University) , David E. Kirkland (New York University) , Austin Jackson (Michigan State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-4129-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-4129-9; Format: Paper Text, 528 pages

Exploring the impact of the 1974 CCCC language rights statement

Students’ Right to Their Own Language collects perspectives from some of the field’s most influential scholars to provide a foundation for understanding the historical and theoretical context informing the affirmation of all students’ right to exist in their own languages. Co-published with the National Council for Teachers of English, this critical sourcebook archives decades of debate about the implications of the statement and explores how it translates to practical strategies for fostering linguistic diversity in the classroom.