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ERIC Number: ED041254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 17
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The Camera as the "Eye of the Mind." A Pilot Project for Visual Literacy and the Teaching of English as a Second Language to Disadvantaged Spanish Speaking Migrant Children.
Heffernan-Cabrera, Patricia
This document is a prospectus for a pilot project being developed by Teacher Corps Rural-Migrant, University of Southern California, in cooperation with the Cutler-Orosi Unified School District in Tulare County, California. The project aims to "utilize visual literacy to teach English as a second language and to develop other communication skills in educationally handicapped Spanish-speaking Mexican American children of migrant and seasonal farm workers, using the camera as the 'eye of the mind' to bring out self-perception, environmental awareness, and the ability to interact in and relate to, read and write about (in both English and Spanish) the 'world we live in.'" One of the specific objectives is to "show that learner-centered curriculum created by the child with a camera, which allows that child to 'invent' himself and conceptualize about the world he lives in, is a more effective teaching tool than teacher-generated, cognitively devised material which must be taught in a rigidly structured and controlled sequence." A discussion of the author's rationale, the type of activities to be incorporated into this"Visual Literacy" program, evaluation and dissemination, and the hardware to be used, are presented. (See AL 002 444 for a description of the pilot program carried out at the Yettem, California school.) (AMM)
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Identifiers - Location: California