Dealing with Dialect - Diagnostic & Instructional Implications of African American English in the Classroom 

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Dealing with Dialect -

Diagnostic & Instructional Implications of African American English in the Classroom

[Ideal for Special Educators, General Educators, Related Service Providers]

 

Course presents an outline of the history and perceptions of African American English dialect and lists features of the dialect.  Strategies (e.g., task and item analysis) to overcome barriers presented by dialect are reviewed.  Implications for testing and instruction are discussed.     

 

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify prominent features of African American English dialect across five domains of language

  • identify ways that varied sociocultural practices affect student academic performance

  • promote awareness and understanding of dialectal difference among educational stakeholders

  • outline ways in which dialectal difference affects educational equity

*Presentations and workshops can be customized to meet your team’s specific needs.  Consultation and webinars also available.  Contact Dr. Latimer-Hearn for more information or to schedule a presentation.