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ERIC Number: ED120779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 8
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The Relationship between Non-Standard Dialect and Academic Achievement.
Desberg, Peter; And Others
Social dialect is demonstrated as an important factor in the low performance of Black children on language based academic achievement tests. The dialect measure accounted for a substantial percentage of the variance in reading and spelling while the IQ measure and social attitude accounted for a negligible amount of variance in these areas. The subjects were 120 black second, fourth, and sixth grade children (N=40 per grade level) from two elementary schools in California. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)