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Title The real ebonics debate : power, language, and the education of African-American children / edited by Theresa Perry and Lisa Delpit.
Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, [1998]

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Subject African Americans -- Education.
English language -- Study and teaching -- African American students.
Black English.
African American children -- Language.
Language and education -- United States.
Alt Name Perry, Theresa.
Delpit, Lisa.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Alternate Title Rethinking schools.
Description xiv, 227 pages ; 23 cm
polychrome rdacc
Note "Published in collaboration with Rethinking schools."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-220).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2001. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries. This netLibrary eBook does not include some or all of the images that were part of the original hardcopy book.
ISBN 0807031461 (electronic bk.) : $23.00
0807031453 (paper : alk. paper)
OCLC # 45843740
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97046828 (OCoLC)38067570.
Table of Contents
 "I'on Know Why They Be Trippin'": Reflections on the Ebonics Debate / Theresa Perry3
 What Should Teachers Do? Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction / Lisa Delpit17
 Black English/Ebonics: What It Be Like? / Geneva Smitherman29
 If Ebonics Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? (pace James Baldwin, 1979) / Wayne O'Neil38
 What Is Black English? What Is Ebonics? / Ernie Smith49
 Holding on to a Language of Our Own: An Interview with Linguist John Rickford59
 If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? / James Baldwin67
 Ebonics: Myths and Realities / Mary Rhodes Hoover71
 Embracing Ebonics and Teaching Standard English: An Interview with Oakland Teacher Carrie Secret79
 An Ante-Bellum Sermon / Paul Laurence Dunbar89
 The Seedling / Paul Laurence Dunbar93
 Kitchen Poets and Classroom Books: Literature from Children's Roots / Terry Meier94
 "Listen to Your Students": An Interview with Oakland High School English Teacher Hafeezah AdamaDavia Dalji104
 Teaching Teachers about Black Communications / Terry Meier117
 Ebonics Speakers and Cultural, Linguistic, and Political Test Bias / Mary Rhodes Hoover126
 Removing the Mask: Roots of Oppression Through Omission / Monique Brinson134
 The Oakland Ebonics Resolution143
 Ebonics Resolution Revisions146
 The Oakland Policy Statement148
 Recommendations of the Task Force on Educating African-American Students151
 What Is the Standard English Proficiency Program?154
 Oakland Superintendent Responds to Critics of the Ebonics Policy / Carolyn Getridge156
 Linguistics Society of America Resolution on Ebonics160
 "What Go Round Come Round": King in Perspective / Geneva Smitherman163
 Opening Pandora's Box: An Interview with Oakland School Board Member Toni Cook172
 An Oakland Student Speaks Out / Michael Lampkins181
 Ebonics and the Role of Community: An Interview with Activist Isaac Taggert182
 Official Language, Unofficial Reality: Acquiring Bilingual/Bicultural Fluency in a Segregated Southern Community / Joyce Hope Scott189
 Black English: Steppin Up? Lookin Back / Beverly Jean Smith197
 Resources on Ebonics205
 Clarifying Terminology208
 Notes and References211