ERIC Number: ED057043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching the Language Arts to Culturally Different Children.
Joyce, William W., Ed.; Banks, James A., Ed.
This text seeks to sensitize teachers and administrators to the language problems faced by culturally different children, to sharpen and broaden their perspectives regarding the relationship between language and culture, and to help them devise effective strategies for teaching language skills. The text is divided into three major sections. Part One explores broad, fundamental problems and issues related to the general field of language arts education. Chapters One and Two explore the educational consequences of racial and ethnic prejudice, particularly as they relate to deprivation and retardation in language development. Chapter 3 focuses on the interaction between language and culture. Part Two focuses directly on the domain of methodology. Chapters Four, Five, Six, and Seven present an array of strategies for teaching the basic modes of communication and for making effective use of children's literature. Chapter Eight attempts to bridge the gap between the language arts and social studies. Part Three invites the reader to re-examine his beliefs regarding the educability of the culturally different child. Chapter Nine focuses on the central, pivotal figure in this process, the teacher. References, Study Questions, and Suggested Readings are found throughout the book. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Disadvantaged, English Instruction, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Nonstandard Dialects, Social Studies, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts 01867 ($3.95)
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