Renaming the Moon

Learning English in Middle School

Authored by: Julie Searle

Handbook of Social Justice in Education

Print publication date:  December  2008
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805859270
eBook ISBN: 9780203887745
Adobe ISBN: 9781135596149

10.4324/9780203887745.ch47

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Abstract

How does language join us together, or thrust us into a terrible loneliness? Can school be a sane place for preteens in culture shock? What is it that allows us the freedom to write? How do we write with exigency? While we are waiting for our common language to cohere, how can we be a community of thinkers?

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