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What is lacking

Jane Miller, 20 October 1983

Ways with Words: Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms 
by Shirley BriceHeath.
Cambridge, 448 pp., £25, July 1983, 0 521 25334 9
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... learned at home, which teachers would need to reinforce and extend, rather than subvert. Shirley BriceHeath’s new book comes out of the Seventies, when for ten years she worked as an anthropologist and a teacher trainer in North Carolina. It is heart-breaking to read in 1983 – for its insights and its ...

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