This is a must read for educators
In The US It the US It opened eyes to the Ebonics debate and me to create a open minded environment in terms of different types of spoken language in the classroom It is well worth the read I heard about the Ebonics debate when I was younger but never really understood it Like a lot of people I assumed that some school system out in California had resolved to stop teaching black children Standard English and teach them Ebonics instead I also mistakenly thought that Ebonics was some sort of slang or sloppy English. In the winter of 1996 the Oakland school board's resolution recognizing Ebonics as a valid linguistic system generated a brief firestorm of Ebonics as a valid linguistic system generated a brief firestorm of criticism and misinformation then faded from public conscio.
Free download Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Theresa PerryRee with the assertion that Ebonics is a distinct language this book is a fasc This was written as a result of a decision by the Oakland CA school board validating Ebonics as a language as you would classify French or English a language I read the book during research for a thesis in my linguistics class and became really interested in the subject I even changed my thesis to examine the validity of Ebonics as a language Really really fascinating I actually don t think white teachers like me should be allowed in the classroom without reading this boo. Linguists and writers AS WELL AS TEACHERS AND STUDENTS REPORTING FROM THE well as teachers and students reporting from the examine the lessons of the Ebonics controversy and unravel the complex issues at the heart of how America educates its children. This book a series of essays interviews and documents tackles all of those misperceptions and prejudices and gets to the root of the Ebonics debate The authors explain what Ebonics is they argue that it is a distinct language with Pan African origins what the Oakland resolution really said that the school system should recognize Ebonics as a language and therefore teach children who spoke it using aspects of culturally sensitive bilingual Standard English instruction and how the debate was twisted who spoke it using aspects of culturally sensitive bilingual Standard English instruction and how the debate was twisted careless
*AND RACIST REPORTING WHETHER OR NOT *racist reporting Whether or not ag. Usness But in the classrooms of America the uestion of how to engage the distinctive language of many African American children remains urgent In The Real Ebonics Debate some of our most important educators.