ERIC Number: ED204889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Communication Mainstreaming of Classroom Teachers: Guidelines for Presenting a Workshop on Ebonics.
Hagey, Carolyn; And Others
The paper presents guidelines for presenting a workshop on Ebonics (Black English) to regular and special education teachers. The author maintains that Ebonic speakers must be able to use both the language of their community as well as standard English. Workshop participants are assigned two Ebonic speaking children to apply Ebonic theory. Six units of the proposed workshop design are described (sample subtopics in parentheses): pretest, theoretical aspects of language (social and cultural factors influencing language), dimensions of Ebonics (linguistic descriptions and historical development), practical application of sociolinguistic theory (composition and Ebonics and teaching reading to Ebonic speakers), posttest, and followup procedures. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session M-9).