ERIC Number: ED174297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Communications Workshops for Navajos in a Community Setting: A Course Plan.
Smith, Michael F.
Two communications skills courses were developed to improve the English fluency of Navajo students. Communications Workshop I (English 100) emphasizes basic skills review, by focusing on reading and writing short papers based on responses to readings and class discussions, and on personal experience. The course is intended to familiarize the student with verbal and non-verbal processes of communication and allow him to feel comfortable with their use. Communications Workshop II (English 101) emphasizes the communications skills necessary to meet basic literacy requirements of any college-level freshman or sophomore course in English. Organizational, rhetorical, and editing skills needed to communicate, clarify, and defend a point of view in writing are stressed. Individualized instruction is an integral component of these courses, and students participate in weekly "lab" discussion sessions to review and evaluate submitted work. This document presents the course objectives and describes the course calendar. It includes course outlines and paragraph descriptions of sequential class topics. The grading system for the course is supplied and appendices include a student characteristics and interest survey form, descriptions of sample class activities, and various course handouts and exercises. (DR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of Arizona