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ERIC Number: ED166750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Communication for the Minority Person With or Without English as a Second Language.
Dubois, Betty Lou
A functioning communication skills course for minority students has developed five pedagogical principles and appropriate techniques for teaching such students effectively: treat the minority student as an individual, not as a representative of some preconceived group; pay attention to the content, not the dialectal form, of a student's messages; exercise pedagogical ingenuity to structure teaching so that language acquisition can take place; provide alternative routes to reach a given goal to avoid possible violation of sociolinguistic and learning patterns of minorities; and provide tasks that are perceived as valid. Although the students in this particular course are gifted, the principles apply to other circumstances, to larger classes of less remarkable students. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)