ERIC Number: ED204465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Theory and Method in Establishing the Cultural Congruence of Classroom Speech Events. Asian Pacific American Occasional Papers.
Au, Kathryn Hu-pei
The purpose of this paper is to outline theory and methods associated with a research strategy for identifying elements of cultural congruence or incogruence in classroom speech events. The hypothesis of "sociolinguistic interference" proposed by D. Hymes is discussed and studies of language education of Hawaiians and other minorities are reviewed from this perspective. A strategy is proposed by which teacher behavior and classroom structure can be modified to affect cultural congruence in classroom speech events. At the same time, researchers and educators are encouraged to accept cultural diversity. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Hawaiians, Interference (Language), Minority Group Children, Research Design, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Behavior
Asian Pacific American Research Seminars, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Paper prepared for the Asian Pacific American Research Seminars.