ERIC Number: ED070323
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Publication Date: 1972
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Language and Cultural Diversity in American Education.
Abrahams, Roger D., Ed.; Troike, Rudolph C., Ed.
The major aim of this book is to teach present or prospective teachers how to recognize the linguistic and cultural differences of their students. The essays selected for the anthology attempt to show how to make education more meaningful for the student by upgrading teachers' attitudes about minority cultures, developing a sensitivity to behavioral differences, achieving a perspective of praise, and striving to teach by recognizing and getting beyond one's own sense of cultural bias. Articles are grouped in these areas: (1) the problem, (2) cultures in education, (3) language, (4) sociolinguistics, (5) Black English, and (6) applications. An index is provided. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits, Dialect Studies, Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes, Grammar, Minority Groups, Nonstandard Dialects, North American English, Social Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Standard Spoken Usage, Success, Teacher Attitudes
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($7.95 cloth, $4.95 paper)
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