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ERIC Number: ED344251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-1
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using La Familia Communication Competency Skills To Empower Hispanic At-Risk Students.
Flores, Norma Landa
Hispanic families can be empowered through parent training workshops focusing on the development of competency based interpersonal communication skills. Nearly 50% of the Latinos in the United States are at risk of dropping out before graduating from high school. They believe that their family obligations come first and that the school system is inequitable, so they feel powerless to succeed in educational, vocational, and civic communication situations. The Orange and San Diego Counties Migrant Education Office sponsored a parents' conference at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. After a keynote address, workshops were conducted on five methods of increasing the self-esteem of Hispanic migrant students. Spanish-language worksheets, designed for all levels of reading proficiency, were used to facilitate the acquisition of communication competency skills. Workshop members role-played communication scenarios and then participated in oral analysis of the communication competencies demonstrated in the role playing. (Worksheets used in the workshops are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Competencies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991). Best available copy.