Publication details [#2872]

Dumont, Robert V. 1972. Learning English and how to be silent: Studies in Sioux and Cherokee classrooms. In Cazden, Courtney B., Vera P. John and Dell H. Hymes, eds. Functions of language in the classroom. Teachers College Press. pp. 344–369.
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Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


On how and why student silence characterizes much of what goes on in the formal schooling of American Indian children.