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Unformatted text preview: HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS BELIEFS AB OUT AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH INFLUENCE THEIR TEACHING by Gregory Jones A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of George Mason University in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Education Committee: Chair Program Director Dean, College of Education and Human Development Date: Summer Semester 2011 George Mason University Fairfax, VA How African American Teachers Beliefs About African American Vernacular English Influence Their Teaching A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at George Mason University by Gregory Jones Master of Arts in Teaching Howard University, 1986 Bachelor of Arts University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983 Director: S. David Brazer, Professor College of Education and Human Development Summer Semester 2011 George Mason University Fairfax, VA All rights reserved INFORMATION TO ALL USERS The quality of this reproduction is dependent on the quality of the copy submitted. In the unlikely event that the author did not send a complete manuscript and there are missing pages, these will be noted. Also, if material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion. All rights reserved. This edition of the work is protected against unauthorized copying under Title 17, United States Code. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway P.O. Box 1346 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 - 1346 UMI 3472557 Copyright 2011 by ProQuest LLC. UMI Number: 3472557 ii This work is licensed under a creative commons attribution noderivs 3.0 unported license . iii DEDICATION This dissertation is dedicated in memory of my mother, Jeanette Jones Dunston, my grandmother, Daisy Mae Pickett, and my aunt, Hattie Mae Ball the wise ones. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The dissertation process can be a lonely and isolating experience, one through which I would not have been able to successfully navigate without the support and encouragement of numerous individuals. Words seem inadequate to express the depth of my gratitude to my family and friends who have stood with me and beside me from the inception of this journey toward my degree. Without the lifetime of unending love and support provided by my mother and grandmother this accomplishment and all others I have achieved would never have come to fruition. Thanks are due to my siblings, Yana, Willie, and Wanda, who have served as constant cheerleaders throughout this process and all other adventures I have undertaken in life. Each of you holds a special place in my heart, knowing everything about me and loving me still. Over the years I have been immensely fortunate to have acquired a collection of friends who have served as tremendous sources of encouragement and inspiration. They are too numerous to name them all here, but I must extend sincere thanks to Dr. Zollie Stevenson, my mentor and long time friend for planting the vision of pursuing a Ph.D. in my mind way back when long time friend for planting the vision of pursuing a Ph....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course ENG 325 taught by Professor Jasonmclarty during the Fall '11 term at N.C. State.

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