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ERIC Number: ED083650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 11
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The Role of Oral Communication in the Community College for the Culturally Different.
Morrison, James L.; Stoltz, Ronald F.
The American educational system has failed to recognize and respect the "native" oral communication skills of students from backgrounds culturally different from white, middle-class students' backgrounds. The cuturally different students are not necessarily culturally disadvantaged. For example, black youths'"natural" oral expression is quite adequate within most black communities; it is only when such youths must interact with white culture that problems arise. Community colleges are in the unique position of being able to offer instruction in communication skills to culturally different students in both their own culturally determined language usage and in standard English usage. A bidialectal approach must be used. Recognition and application of this approach on the community college level offers promise of reversing the current, limited trends in speech communication education. (CH)
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