ERIC Number: ED317630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
La Comunicacion (Communication). Latino Family Life Education Curriculum Series. Curriculum Unit [and] Student Workbook.
Chavez, Gene T.
This 10-lesson curriculum unit provides teachers with some basic tools to help Latino students improve their communication skills. Primary goals are to help students analyze how a person's belief system affects the communication process, and to develop and improve decision-making and communication skills. The following key components are included in each lesson: (1) a "Dicho," a Spanish saying or proverb that sets the tone of the lesson; (2) background and rationale; (3) teacher preparation; (4) time; (5) outline of activities; (6) procedure; (7) summary; (8) homework; and (9) student activity sheets. The following lessons are included: (1) "Communication as a Process"; (2) "Communication across Generations"; (3) Communication between Boys and Girls"; (4) "Culture and Communication"; (5) "The Values Auction," which examines how people's values affect the communication process; (6) "Communicating With Respect"; (7) "Listening with Respect"; (8) "Accepting and Expressing Feelings"; (9) "Thinking and Communicating"; and (10) "Final Circle," which discusses how to communicate and get along with someone who doesn't think the way you do. Spanish language is used throughout the curriculum in a way that reflects how Spanish is naturally incorporated into the daily lives of Hispanic Americans. The following materials are appended: (1) a historical and ethnic profile of Latinos or Hispanic ethnic groups in the United States; (2) demographic trends and family life issues concerning Latinos; (3) student workbook features; (4) a Spanish surnames list; (5) a Spanish word list; (6) a glossary of special terms; (7) parent participation sheets, in both Spanish and English; and (8) a list of 18 references. The separate 67-page "Student Workbook" matching with this curriculum unit has been combined here to form one document. The workbook contains all of the lesson dichos, student activity sheets, a glossary of special terms, a Spanish word list, and a list of Spanish surnames. (FMW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Multicultural Education, Multilingual Materials, Parent Participation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Curriculum Unit: $17.95; Student Workbook: $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A