Ebonics: The Urban Educational Debate by David J RamirezEbonics: The Urban Educational Debate by David J Ramirez

Ebonics: The Urban Educational Debate

EditorDavid J Ramirez, Terrence G. Wiley, Gerda De Klerk

Hardcover | March 22, 2005

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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.
J. David Ramirez is Dean of the School of Education at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. Dr Ramirez is a nationally recognized educational leader and the former principal investigator of the Ramirez Study (the most often cited longitudinal study on bilingual education in the US and the first national study of its kind). Te...
Title:Ebonics: The Urban Educational DebateFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.55 × 6.05 × 0.65 inShipping dimensions:8.55 × 6.05 × 0.65 inPublished:March 22, 2005Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185359797X

ISBN - 13:9781853597978