ERIC Number: ED368022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Don't Give It to Me--Put Me Where I Can Reach It Myself: Equipping Anglos to Recognize Hispanic Student Skills in Civic Leadership Roles--An Ethnically Focused Public Speaking Course.
Fritz, Paul A.; Miller, Eric J.
An introductory speech course was revised to fit the goals of Hispanic students. Content analysis of Hispanic student comments during informal advising sessions indicated that students admire the ability to analyze audience preferences, the ability to attract listeners with melodic discourse tone, and the ability to project a professional image in terms of formal discourse. Hispanic students also wanted leadership empowerment. Six themes emerged from a review of the published research on assessing Hispanic students' academic goals: urgency, enlightened changes, self-image, the family, practical programs, and "vision." Class experiences were revised to center on pluralism instead of singularity. Exercises were developed that took into account self-image, family bonds, cooperation, and community orientation. A Language system assessment, and a scoring sheet are attached. (Contains 48 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Behavior; Communication Styles; Culturally Relevant Curriculum; Student Empowerment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual College Reading and Learning Association Conference (27th, San Diego, CA, March 24-27, 1994).