Understanding English Language Variation in U. S. Schools

ISBN-10: 0807751480

ISBN-13: 9780807751480

Edition: 2011

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In today's culturally diverse classrooms, students possess and use many culturally, ethnically, and regionally diverse English language varieties that may differ from standardized English. This book helps classroom teachers become attuned to these differences and offers practical strategies to support student achievement while fostering positive language attitudes in classrooms and beyond. The text contrasts standardized varieties of English with Southern, Appalachian, and African American English varieties, focusing on issues that are of everyday concern to those who are assessing the linguistic competence of students.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

William Ayers is Professor at the College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago. His recent publications include Race Course Against White Supremacy (with Bernadine Dohrn) and the Handbook of Social Justice in Education (with Therese Quinn and David Stovall).

Series Foreword
Valuable Voices
Language Variation
Language, Students, and Multicultural Education
Who We Are
What Educators Want to Know About Language Variation
What is Standard English?
English Language Standards
Teaching Language Standards
Learning Language Standards
Some Features of School English
The Privilege of Standardized English
Southern English: A Regional and Cultural Variety
Defining the South
Language Variation in the South
Attitudes Toward Southern English
The Value of Southern Language and Culture
Features of Southern English
The Take-Away Message
African American English: An Ethnic and Cultural Variety
The History of African American English
Attitudes Toward African American English
The Value of African American Language and Culture
Features of African American English
The Take-Away Message
Assessment and Application
Testing Specific Populations
The Culture of Standardized Tests
The Language of Standardized Tests
Other Types of Assessment
Language-Centered Action Plans for Educators
About the Authors
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