The Use of African American English in Primary Schools

May 15th, 2015
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It has always been a subject of debate whether children whose native language is African American Vernacular English (AAVE) should use their own language, or Standard American English (SAE) at schools.

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The Use of African American English in Primary SchoolsThe use of African American English in primary schoolsIt has always been a subject of debate whether children whose native language is African American Vernacular English (AAVE) should use their own language, or Standard American English (SAE) at schools. The stereotypical view of most white Americans is that Black English is something less adequate, less precise, or less grammatical. They usually do not accept either the pronunciation or the syntax of this language. Nevertheless, it is true that black people who refuse to use SAE are in a far worse social situation than the AAVE speaking others. Therefore, education has to take the responsibility to solve this significant problem. Nonetheless, the question is still open. Is it a good way to correct Ebonics, or teachers should accept the use of it in primary classrooms? First of

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