ERIC Number: ED103819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Black Children to Read: A Review of Psycho- and Sociolinguistic Theories and Models.
McPhail, Irving P.
Perhaps the most intriguing problem in American education today is teaching the children of the poor to read. Children in urban communities usually speak a different dialect of the English language. They bring to school a language containing all of the components of the informal standard dialects (syntax, structures, form, style and lexicon), a language that has deep-rooted emotional and cultural ties for the child. Linguistic studies have given rise to the emergence of a psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective in reading-language arts teaching. This work is intended as a review of recent research underlying this perspective with special reference to language in the innercity and classroom implications for teaching Black children to read. (Author)
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Note: Prepared in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania