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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: EBONICS IN THE URBAN EDUCATION DEBATE Ebonics: Background to the Current Policy Debate Terrence G. Wiley Arizona State University Using the Vernacular to Teach the Standard John R. Rickford Stanford University Educational Implications of Ebonics John Baugh Stanford University Black Language and the Education of Black Children: One Mo Once Geneva Smitherman University of Michigan Ebonics and Education in the Context of Culture: Meeting the Language and Cultural Needs of LEP African American Students Subira Kifano Rivers Run Deep Institute, Los Angeles, CA Ernie A. Smith Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles Language Varieties in the School Curriculum: Where Do They Belong and How Will They Get There? Carolyn Temple Adger Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC PART II: BACKGROUND TO THE EBONICS DEBATE Introduction Oakland Unified School District's Resolution Original Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Resolution on Ebonics Policy Statement Clarification Synopsis of the Adopted Policy on Standard American English Language Development Legislative Intent Appendix 1: OUSD Findings Appendix 2: OUSD Core Curriculum Standards at Benchmark Grade Levels Appendix 3: Overview of OUSD Recommendations Amended Resolution Appendix 4: Bibliography Examples Of Legislative Reaction Congressional Response, 105th Congress State Reaction: Virginia General Assembly 1997 Proposed California Legislation: S.B. 205 "Equality in English Instruction Act" John Rickford's response, "S.B. 205 - Well Intentioned, but Uniformed" Legal Background Martin Luther King Junior School v. Ann Arbor School District Board Linguists' Reactions A Linguist looks at the Ebonics Debate Charles Fillmore Ebonics and Linguistic Science: Clarifying the Issues Walter Wolfram Dialect Readers Revisited John R. Rickford and Angela E. Rickford Congressional Testimony William Labov Organizational Responses Policy Statement of the TESOL Board on African American Vernacular English Policy State of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) on the Application of Dialect Knowledge to Education Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Statement to the Media on Ebonics California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Position Statement on Ebonics Recommended Readings on Ebonics Compiled by Wayne E. Wright Arizona State University
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Education.
English language -- Study and teaching -- African American students.
Language and education -- Social aspects -- United States.