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ERIC Number: EJ1088546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Apple Pie and Ebonics: Language Diversity and Preparation for a Multicultural World
Martin, Jennifer L.; Martin, Tabitha; Capel, Mandy
Leadership and Research in Education, v1 p35-50 2014
All three of us, the authors, are white and do not speak Ebonics, (or African American Language, AAL). How the misperceptions of AAL impact our students inspired our interest in the subject. The title of this piece refers to the ubiquity of AAL, historically, culturally, as an influential cultural wellspring. Although AAL continues to influence Standard English (SE) and popular culture, many do not understand and therefore do not acknowledge it as a legitimate variety of English, but as a deviation of SE. We, as teachers and educational leaders, must work to change these myths, for the well being of our students and our society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Educational Opportunities Act 1974
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