ERIC Number: ED211634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs of Hispanic Business Students: Teaching Methodologies to Develop Social Skills.
Munoz, RoJean Madsen
This paper presents methods for training Hispanic business students in interpersonal skills, particularly committee membership skills. The paper states that social, managerial, and committee membership skills can be developed by: (1) encouraging task oriented and social interaction among students with different backgrounds and ideas; (2) offering a variety of classroom environments and activities; (3) offering repeated opportunities to practice new skills and behavior with feedback; and (4) allowing class participation at a variety of levels. The traditional case method, small group structured and unstructured methods, individualized case information method, and guided design method are presented as tools for teaching business and social skills, and the individual case information method is recommended as the technique most likely to meet the needs of Hispanic students. The report suggests that teaching methodologies should not require explicit modeling of social skills by the course instructor, but rather, maximize opportunities for all students to experiment with feedback from peers. (JCD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Business Skills, College Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Needs Assessment, Peer Influence, Socialization, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Training Methods
Business and Economy, Armando Triana, DePaul University, 23 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 (write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on Hispanic Business and Economy (3rd, Chicago, IL, November 17, 1981).