Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Non-Standard English Dialects and the Effect of Supplementary Funding on Educational Achievement

 
Author(s) Michele Battisti
Mark Campbell
Jane Friesen
Brian Krauth
Volume 35
Number 2
Year 2011
Page(s) 190-197
Language English
Category
Keywords NON-STANDARD
DIALECTS LITERACY EDUCATION
FUNDING
Abstract British Columbia provides school districts with supplementary funding to support the language development of students who speak a non-standard English dialect. Many of the students who attract this supplement are Aboriginal. We describe this policy, and record a striking increase in uptake of the funds on behalf of Aboriginal students over the last decade. We describe the results of an evaluation study that measured the effects of supplementary funding on test score gains between grades 4 and 7. The study found that the funding supplement substantially improved the reading scores of the average Aboriginal student.

La Colombie-Britannique offre un financement supplémentaire aux arrondissements scolaires pour favoriser le développement langagier d’élèves parlant un dialecte non courant de l’anglais. Bon nombre d’élèves qui bénéficient de ces fonds sont autochtones. Nous décrivons cette politique et soulignons la croissance remarquable de la part de ces fonds affectés à des Autochtones au cours de la dernière décennie. Nous présentons les résultats d’une étude qui a mesuré l’incidence de ces fonds supplémentaires sur l’amélioration des résultats de la 4e à la 7e années. L’étude révèle que ces fonds ont considérablement amélioré les résultats en lecture de l’élève autochtone moyen.
Record ID 1071
Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/2011_CJSLPA_Vol_35/No_02_103-213/Battisti_Campbell_Friesen_Krauth_CJSLPA_2011.pdf
 
Share |

CJSLPA is an open access journal which means that all articles are available on the Internet to all users immediately upon publication. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

CJSLPA does not charge authors publication or processing fees.

Copyright of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is held by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Appropriate credit must be given (SAC, publication name, article title, volume number, issue number and page number[s]) but not in any way that suggests SAC endorses you or your use of the work. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.