logo

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
bertinglebra, ostabest, spoodle22, KaylaWa, Marie Stroman
57465 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57466 Members
417 Forums
113609 Topics
806772 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 07:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 416
Nancy Roussy 230
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 108
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 64
Jana - Creativity Editor 60
Mona - Astronomy 59
Beetlemess 49
Sandra Investing/HFinance 48
Susan - Meditation Editor 39
mary-tea1 18
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#797692 - 12/25/12 05:26 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

Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit
#797852 - 12/26/12 01:30 PM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 04/02/02
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

Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit
#800511 - 01/14/13 05:36 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

Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit
#800599 - 01/14/13 11:15 AM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Maeve Maddox-School Ref]
Angie Offline
Zebra

Registered: 04/19/02
Posts: 3429
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

Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit
#800607 - 01/14/13 12:13 PM Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English [Re: Angie]
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 2290
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

Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit
#800663 - 01/15/13 04:09 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

Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Twitter Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Facebook Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to MySpace Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Stumbleupon Add Re: Stop Devaluing Standard English to Reddit


Moderator:  Maeve Maddox-School Ref 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Meditation
2 minutes 34 seconds ago
Winter Solstice Mused Literary Review is LIVE
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Poetry
Today at 03:42 PM
Earth from Space - beautiful images
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 02:54 PM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
Today at 12:18 PM
Winter Solstice in Ireland
by Bee - IrishCulture
Irish Culture
Today at 09:58 AM
While you Were Sleeping Movie Review
by Mystic - Romance Movies
Romance Movies
Today at 09:23 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 08:37 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 08:36 AM
2014 Eating Log
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 08:33 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 08:30 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
1 registered (Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames), 60 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.