NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED032288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
EPDA Institute in Standard English as a Second Dialect. (June 23, 1969-August 1, 1969). Director's Report.
A 6-week institute for 38 primary school teachers (K-3), most of them from the Tampa area, was conducted to give teachers (1) a basic understanding of modern linguistics and its implications for second dialect teaching, (2) a grasp of the structural similarities and differences between Black dialects and general American English, and (3) an awareness of the Black part of America's heritage. The ratio of Black to white participants was about three to one. Three full-time staff members conducted courses in "Elements of Dialect,""Modern Grammar and Applications,""Black Culture and Folklore," and "Development of Materials." Five visiting lecturers contributed from their specialized experience in linguistics and sociology. The institute turned out a set of materials (prepared after an analysis of dialect tapes and a study of recent descriptions of several Negro dialects) that demonstrated to the participants ways in which they could apply contrastive linguistic analysis and a newly gained knowledge of Black heritage to the development of their own class materials, and guided them in the development of such materials. It is felt that the institute accomplished its goals, particularly in the area of attitude change, although the important language laboratory in the public schools was not considered successful. (One third of the report is quotations from and analysis of participant responses to an evaluation questionnaire.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A