logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
johnmeto, Peacheslovesjesus, Marionette, Mistoff, Adrian Cahill
57738 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,738 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,311 Topics
819,935 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 418
Nancy Roussy 346
Mona - Astronomy 131
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 117
Deanna - New Age 68
Sheryl T 58
Korie - California Editor 47
Susan - Meditation Editor 43
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor 26
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 25
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#797692 - 12/25/12 02:26 AM Stop Devaluing Standard English
Maeve Maddox-School Ref Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Fayetteville AR
Language is the vehicle of education and the transmission of culture. Teachers especially need to value their native language and its literature. It is not enough to be a math teacher or P.E. teacher. All teachers must be English teachers.

Do you agree?

Stop Devaluing Standard English
_________________________
Maeve Maddox
School Reform

Top
#797852 - 12/26/12 10:30 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 04/01/02
Posts: 3708
Loc: Miami, Florida
When I taught high school math, I would require correct spelling and good grammar from my students. When they complained, I told them they would need good spelling and grammar all their lives as well as good math skills.
_________________________
Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu
BellaOnline.com Manager
Eclectic Lady - Handmade Bath & Body Products

Top
#800511 - 01/14/13 02:36 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Maeve Maddox-School Ref Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Fayetteville AR
Jeanne,
If teachers of every subject did that, we wouldn't have the literacy problem we have.
_________________________
Maeve Maddox
School Reform

Top
#800599 - 01/14/13 08:15 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Angie Offline
Zebra

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 3700
That is very true and once a student transitions to the workplace, their skills or lack of skills become very noticeable.

Our culture is becoming diluted in many ways. The stress that is put on diversity causes segregation in some ways.
_________________________
Angie
Life is Full of Surprises

Top
#800607 - 01/14/13 09:13 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Angie]
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3072
Loc: United Kingdom
I agree completely. If we don't teach students standard English, then we're doing them a great disservice, for they will not have the skills they need for higher education and to compete in the job market.

Insisting that children and young people learn to use standard English appropriately in school is not the same as saying there's something wrong with speaking otherwise at home and with friends. Part of their education must be to learn how to use appropriate language in different contexts.
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#800663 - 01/15/13 01:09 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Maeve Maddox-School Ref Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Fayetteville AR
Mona,
In all my writing about standard English I make the point that no one dialect is "better" than another. All forms of English are correct to their speakers, but being able to use a standard dialect in addition to one's home dialect is a social and economic asset. As you say, we can choose which form of English we want to use according to context.
_________________________
Maeve Maddox
School Reform

Top

Moderator:  Maeve Maddox-School Ref 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Aphids and Orchids
by Anu D - Orchids
Orchids
8 minutes 38 seconds ago
Change Avatar
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Beauty Basics
18 minutes 32 seconds ago
Twelve Year Anniversary As Meditation Editor
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
21 minutes 32 seconds ago
Sides du jour
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Today at 03:40 PM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy
Clairvoyance
Today at 02:57 PM
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Meditation
Today at 02:50 PM
The Goddess
by Debbie-SpiritualityEditor
Spirituality
Today at 12:45 PM
Kepler and the search for another Earth
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 10:36 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 10:11 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Exercise
Today at 07:18 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Izeigo, Anu D - Orchids), 82 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.