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ERIC Number: ED056559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-29
Pages: 11
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Changing Frames of Reference in Speech Communication Education for Black Students.
Holt, Grace Sims
This paper presents ideas concerning speech communication education for black students and discusses some of the difficulties that exist. Black Americans have not shared in the material wealth in America because blacks are systematically excluded as trespassers in the white world on the basis of race, not speech. The assumption that the first step to economic security is "good speech" is incongruous with the indisputable experience of blacks. Blacks, realizing this, are attempting to glorify the legitimacy and viability of their heritage and recognize it as one of many valid means of linguistic expression. The educational frames of reference should be changed and there should be means for developing new lines of orientation. The author presents a genuinely black frame of reference for ideological and theoretical consideration. Affect is postulated as the crucial component. The author suggests several thematic activities within the black frame of reference. (Author/VM)
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Note: Speech presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, La., December 29, 1970