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Appropriate Use of Black English by Black Children as Rated by Parents. Technical Report No. 46 [microform] / Mary Eleanor Rhodes Hoover
Bib ID 5292411
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Hoover, Mary Eleanor Rhodes
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
161 p. 
Summary

The short-range purposes of this study were (1) to determine parental attitudes about the appropriateness of two varieties of Black English for their children in three contexts (classroom, neighborhood, and home) and in four language arts areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and (2) to show how parents' attitudes are related to their demographic, socioeconomic, political, and linguistic characteristics. Eighty parents of first- and sixth-grade children, randomly selected in two cities, provided data through interviews and a questionnaire. Eighteen independent variables were operationalized, with eight of the variables showing a significant relationship to parents' attitudes on the chi-square test of significance. Findings showed that parents have rules for the use of several varieties of Black English; accept Africanized English in listening and speaking, but not in reading and writing; accept Africanized English in the home and some community contexts, but not in schools; and accept Africanized English in informal settings, but seldom in formal ones. (A bibliography, nine appendixes, and twenty-two tables are included.) (Author/JM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NIE-C-74-0049.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Black Attitudes.  |  Black Dialects.  |  Child Language.  |  Classrooms.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Family Environment.  |  Listening.  |  Neighborhoods.  |  Parent Attitudes.  |  Parent Background.  |  Reading.  |  Speech Communication.  |  Writing (Composition)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching
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