ERIC Number: ED210932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Writing Needs of Linguistically Different Students. Proceedings of a Research Practice Conference held at the Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development (Los Alamitos, California, June 25-26, 1981).
Cronnell, Bruce, Ed.
The conference reported here addressed the differences in learning writing among students who do not speak standard American English. In "Introduction to Black English," Robert Berdan notes the variability of Black dialect. Maryellen Garcia discusses the range of language abilities inherent in "Spanish-English Bilingualism in the Southwest." In "Design and Implementation of Writing Instruction for Speakers of Non-Standard English: Perspectives for a National Neighborhood Literacy Program," John Baugh focuses on adolescent and adult speakers of Black English. Carole Edelsky reports on a study of the writing of young Spanish-speaking Mexican Americans in "From 'Jimosalcsco' to '7 narangas se calleron y el arbol-est-triste en lagrymas': Writing Development in a Bilingual Program." The subjects of "The Writing Needs of Hispanic Students" by John Amastae are Mexican-American college students who have not been exposed to bilingual education. Finally, in "American Indian Children and Writing: An Introduction to Some Issues," Lance D. Potter underlines the linguistic variation that exists in the two communities studied. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingualism, Black Dialects, Blacks, English (Second Language), Language Maintenance, Language Variation, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Non English Speaking, Nonstandard Dialects, Spanish Speaking, Student Needs, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Accounting Department, SWRL Educational Research and Development, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.