ERIC Number: EJ725985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
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Democracy, Dialect, and the Power of Every Voice
Lyman, Huntington; Figgins, Margo A.
English Journal, v94 n5 p40-47 May 2005
Various risks involved in teaching Standard English and the role that a dialect could play while teaching it more effectively are discussed. Some of the general principles and specific strategies are given for respecting the language of students' homes while helping them gain a mastery in Standard English and participate in the democratic conversation.
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Democracy, Black Dialects, Language Role, Educational Philosophy, Educational Objectives, Risk, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Web site: http://www.ncte.org/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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