ERIC Number: ED219794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Educational Needs of Students Who Speak a Vernacular English in the Public School Setting. A Conference Report.
Newell, R. C.; Chambers, J. W., Ed.
Following the federal court's Ann Arbor (Michigan) decision regarding the education of children who speak black English, the National Institute of Education and the Ann Arbor Public Schools cosponsored a national conference on the subject, the proceedings of which are summarized in this paper. Following an introduction, the paper provides background information, an analysis of the litigation and the subsequent ruling, and a discussion of the school system's reactions to that ruling. The paper then describes programs underway in San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Dallas, Texas, that are designed to confront the problems black dialect speakers have in succeeding in school and in life. The last section of the paper contains analyses by language experts of the differences between Black and Standard English, followed by some divergent reactions to the Ann Arbor decision and its implications. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Ann Arbor Decision; Michigan (Ann Arbor); National Institute of Education
Note: Report of the Conference on Black English (Ann Arbor, MI, June 2-3, 1980).