ERIC Number: EJ656746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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African American Vernacular English and Hawai'i Creole English: A Comparison of Two School Board Controversies.
Tamura, Eileen H.
Journal of Negro Education, v71 n1-2 p17-30 Win-Spr 2002
Compares controversies surrounding actions by school boards in Hawaii and Oakland, California, to promote student fluency in standard English. Public reactions to these actions demonstrated general lack of understanding about languages and nonstandard dialects. Myths and characterizations about Hawaiian Creole English and African American Vernacular English (and issues these two stigmatized dialects have raised) highlight educational policy implications concerning academic achievement and politics of language. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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