Ebonics: The Urban Education Debate / Edition 1

Ebonics: The Urban Education Debate / Edition 1

by David Ramirez, W. Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 185359797X

ISBN-13: 9781853597978

Pub. Date: 04/30/2005

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Controversy erupted in 1996 when the Oakland Unified School District's 'Ebonics Resolution' proposed an approach to teaching Standard English that recognized the variety of English spoken by African American students. With new demands for accountability driven by the No Child Left Behind policy and its emphasis on high-stakes testing in Standard English, this

Overview

Controversy erupted in 1996 when the Oakland Unified School District's 'Ebonics Resolution' proposed an approach to teaching Standard English that recognized the variety of English spoken by African American students. With new demands for accountability driven by the No Child Left Behind policy and its emphasis on high-stakes testing in Standard English, this debate will no doubt rise again. This book seeks to better inform this next episode.

In Part 1, leading scholars place the debate within its historical and contemporary context, provide clear explanations of what Ebonics is and is not, and offer practical approaches schools can and should follow to address the linguistic needs of African American students. Part 2 provides original documents that accompanied the debate, including the original resolutions, legislation, organization position papers, and commentary/analyses from leading linguists. This book is written for all those whose work impacts the lives of Ebonics speakers in our public schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853597978
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Series:
New Perspectives on Language and Educati
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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