How can we teach writing to diverse students? African American students are often pressured to "code switch" in academic settings, but the authors of a new book called Other People's English advocate for what they call "code meshing" -- allowing students to use African American English and other forms of English.
We talk to the authors about how to foster inclusion in the classroom. In studio:
- Vershawn Young and Y'Shanda Rivera, co-authors of Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy