Twice as Less; Black English and the Performance of Black Students in Mathematics and Scienceby Elanor Wilson Orr
In this ground-breaking study, Eleanor Wilson Orr argues that the performance of black students in math and science is crippled not by lack of intelligence of diligence but by linguistic interference. Using student work from an experimental program she helped establish the District of Columbia, Mrs. Orr traces specific ways nonstandard English usage can lead not merely to non-understanding but to actual misunderstanding-can lead, for example, to students subtracting or dividing backwards or to students inverting the use of twice and half.
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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