The real ebonics debate: power, language, and the education of African-American children
In the winter of 1996, the Oakland school board's resolution recognizing Ebonics as a valid linguistic system generated a brief firestorm of hostile criticism and misinformation, then faded from public consciousness. But in the classrooms of America, the question of how to engage the distinctive language of many African-American children remains urgent. InThe Real Ebonics Debatesome of our most important educators, linguists, and writers, as well as teachers and students reporting from the field, examine the lessons of the Ebonics controversy and unravel the complex issues at the heart of how America educates its children.
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Review: The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American ChildrenUser Review - Jill - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review
Review: The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American ChildrenUser Review - sydney - Goodreads
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 ... Read full review
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