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ERIC Number: ED317630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 248
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-941816-79-6ISBN-0-941816-80-X
ISSN: N/A
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)
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
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A