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ERIC Number: ED168094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Family Communication: Insideness and Outsideness.
Goldberg, Judy
The family communication course at Arapahoe Community College attempts to acquaint students with the central role of communication in the maintenance and enhancement of family relationships and to equip them with knowledge that can produce a greater flexibility in their communication within their own family units. The course is built around two basic human processes: the process of discovering meaning or identity and the process of establishing relatedness or connectedness with others. Two texts are used, along with instructor-prepared handouts. The major course assignment requires students to write a description of an interaction within their own families; the papers, with identifying information removed, are then given to other students, who write analyses of the interactions described. Finally, students write analyses of their own family interactions. The course has helped the instructor as well as the students to improve family communication skills. (A course syllabus is included.) (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)