ERIC Number: ED153197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Judgements of the Ability of Readers with Different Speech Patterns.
Granger, Robert C.; Ramig, Christopher J.
Eighty-four students in a graduate course on methods and materials for reading in the elementary school participated in a study of the effects of black dialect syntactical features on teacher judgements of reader ability. Each person listened to four tape recordings of the same 255-word passage. The recordings varied by race of reader, number of meaning-changing and non-meaning-changing miscues, and whether non-meaning-changing miscues were dialect-based. Regardless of race and teaching experience, subjects judged that black readers who exhibited non-meaning-changing black dialect deviations from the text were less able than their Standard English counterpart. The results are interpreted as indicating that black dialect does influence teacher diagnosis of reading ability. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)