ERIC Number: ED097687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Black First Graders' Listening Comprehension of a Story Told in Black English or Standard English.
Kincaid, J. Peter; Weaver, Authur J., Jr.
This study demonstrated that black first grade children from disadvantaged backgrounds understood a Black English version of a story better than an equivalent Standard English version. The testing was done in South Georgia. The story was "peer-prepared," that is, it was a story told by a black child about his own experiences and in his own words. The authors suggest that dialect readers be used in conjunction with equivalent Standard English readers. The ultimate goal should be the teaching of Standard English. The use of Black English material should ease the transition from the speaking of Black English to the reading of Standard English. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper prepared at Georgia Southern College