ERIC Number: ED066937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Research in Communication Education for the Black Child.
Holt, Grace S.
This paper discusses several aspects of the need for research in communication education for black children. Initial comments underline the need for educating teachers in communication behavior and teaching methods. The complex nature of the problem under review indicates the need for careful delineation of the problem for effective research and clear distinctions between the structure and function of black children's language. The role of learning interference must also be determined. There is a growing mandate for accountability in such research, because inaccurate research has fostered hostility and resentment. The researcher must contemplate the need for justifying the research to the researched, lest he subject himself to the accusation of the acquisition of data pursuant to re-making it into another group's image. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attitudes, Blacks, Children, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Disadvantaged, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Interference (Language), Language Acquisition, Language Research, Minority Groups, Social Influences, Speech, Speech Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Note: Response prepared for the Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Summer Conference of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, July 9-11, 1970