The Real Ebonics Debate

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The Real Ebonics Debate by Lisa Delpit and Theresa Perry
Paperback $21.00

Jun 17, 1998 | 242 Pages

  • Paperback $21.00

    Jun 17, 1998 | 242 Pages

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A dynamic collection of high-voltage writings that bring sanity and passion to the great debate about linguistics, class, and race. –Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace

“Anyone in the field of education-teacher, administrator, researcher, policy maker-who is seriously concerned with issues of race, class, and the politics of language in America’s schools should read this book. It presents the most comprehensive and thoughtful discussion of Ebonics in education that I have yet encountered.” –Frederick Erickson, University of Pennsylvania

“This is the best pragmatic and theoretical treatment of the recent Ebonics controversy. Great clarity and common sense come from an excellent selection of scholar-practitioners.” –Asa Hilliard, Georgia State University

“At last there is a book that talks sense about the Ebonics debate and makes a powerful case for honoring the many languages we speak. A must read.” –Herbert Kohl, Georgia State University

“The comprehensive source for teachers who want to be successful teachers of African-American children.” –Gloria Ladsen-Billings, author of The Dreamkeepers

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