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ERIC Number: ED020775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-30
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN--ASSUMPTIONS AND PROGRAMS.
JOHN, VERA
TO NARROW THE LANGUAGE SKILLS GAP BETWEEN DISADVANTAGED AND MIDDLE CLASS CHILDREN IS A PRIMARY AIM OF MOST INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, ACTING ON THE THEORY THAT INCREASED LANGUAGE COMMAND LEADS TO INCREASED ABILITY IN ABSTRACT THINKING. HOWEVER, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LANGUAGE AS A COMMUNICATIVE PROCESS AND LANGUAGE AS AN INTELLECTIVE PROCESS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THAT THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT NEEDS PRAGMATIC EXAMINATION, A SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH TO LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED, AND EDUCATIONAL IDEOLOGY SHOULD BE DEVELOPED WITH A FOCUS UPON THE EDUCATION OF THE DISADVANTAGED. INTERVENTION PROGRAMS SHOULD BE REGULARLY EVALUATED AND IMPROVED AS MORE INFORMATION IS LEARNED ABOUT LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. FILLING THE GAP IN LANGUAGE LEARNING IS NOT SOLELY A QUANTITATIVE MATTER. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY.
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