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ERIC Number: ED245286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Speech Communication Training and Intercultural Education.
Williamson-Ige, Dorothy K.
Intercultural education can be integrated into existing core speech communication curricula in secondary and higher education in a functional way that will enhance the discipline of speech communication but neither overburden the curriculum nor compromise the integrity of the field. Intercultural education through speech communication curricula encourages the simultaneous recognition of similarities and respect for differences among various groups in society. The process of implementing intercultural education into extant speech communication curricula involves establishing appropriate goals and positive teacher and administrator attitudes and strategies, as well as appropriate evaluation procedures. Teaching strategies that can be adapted and combined by speech instructors and administrators include the following: (1) practice in placing discussions and exercises on perception, self-concept, relationships, verbal and nonverbal cues, and communication channels into cultural perspective; (2) debates, group discussions, interviews, role playing and role reversal simulations, as well as speaking assignments appropriately related to intercultural education; (3) speech communication field trips and internships aimed at intercultural education and societal improvement; and (4) guest speaker invitations to appropriate and diverse role-models, parents, and radio and television personalities. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A