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by Eleanor Wilson Orr

Author: Eleanor Wilson Orr
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 1989)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.4
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In the light of the current debate over Ebonics, she has written an introd Does Black English stand between black students and success in math and science?

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In the light of the current debate over Ebonics, she has written an introduction for the reissue of this important study.

Black English and the Performance of Black Students in Mathematics and Science

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Argues that the work sustains the fantasy of intellectuals that the basic injustices of society are subject to relatively simple technical correction.

This book by Eleanor Wilson Orr, a high school mathematics and science teacher, adds a curious and typically overlooked factor: that the grammar and syntax of black English can obstruct the mathematics learning of some black students

This book by Eleanor Wilson Orr, a high school mathematics and science teacher, adds a curious and typically overlooked factor: that the grammar and syntax of black English can obstruct the mathematics learning of some black students. As founder and teacher at the Hawthorne School, a private coeducational high school in Washington, Orr dissected her students' speech patterns under a microscope focused by more than 30 years of dedicated teaching

Eleanor Wilson Orr. Publisher . The Basic Library List Committee recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries.

Eleanor Wilson Orr. Tags: Minorities Under-Represented in Mathematics. Mathematics Education.

"Eleanor Wilson Orr’s book makes a major contribution toward our understanding of the ways in which language differences can affect the performance of black students in fields that do not seem to be closely connected to language skills". ―John B. Slaughter, former director, National Science Foundation

Does Black English stand between black students and success in math and science? A teacher for over thirty-five years, Eleanor Wilson Orr discovered that many of her students' difficulties were rooted in language. This is her account of the program she established to help them reach their potential. In the light of the current debate over Ebonics, she has written an introduction for the reissue of this important study. "This book is not naive about Black English Vernacular and it is untainted by racism. It is a deeply thoughtful discussion of the possibility that subtle nonstandard understandings, or a simple lack of experience with standard understandings, of prepositions, conjunctions, and relative pronouns can impede comprehension of basic concepts in mathematics and science. Eleanor Wilson Orr has filled her book with evidence and so put the reader in a position to judge what conclusions are justified. This very original and possibly very consequential work deserves the close dispassionate study of sociolinguists, psycholinguists, educators, and everyone who cares about the advancement of Black Americans". ―Roger Brown, Harvard University