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ERIC Number: ED308705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 16
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Language and Education.
Fillmore, Lily Wong
The relationship between language and education is considered, focusing on the central role of language in learning, and two kinds of research concerned with language and educational issues are discussed. Linguistic research focuses on the language aspects and treats the educational aspect as the contextual surrounding of the problem. Educational research focuses on the learning aspect of the problem and sees language as a variable that could explain the outcome. Differences between linguists and educational researchers' domains of interest reflect important differences in their initial assumptions and in how they interpret the evidence. A review of research in dialect variation, specifically Black English Vernacular, and its effect on academic achievement is reported from both a linguistic and educational approach. The application of linguistic issues to educational problems such as literacy, the effects of dialects on learning, how well teachers use the language, and how well students understand the language of instruction is highlighted, and research on language teaching, language proficiency and schooling, language proficiency assessment, and training is discussed. It is concluded that both educators and linguists can learn much from each other. (DJD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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