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ERIC Number: ED469975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56377-051-2
Included in Communication: Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity.
Trent, Judith S., Ed.
This collection of essays is designed for the faculty member and others who care about the retention and success of students of color in gateway courses in Communications. The book examines assumptions about diversity and teaching and learning, and provides strategies for enacting learning environments that are more inclusive and conducive to the success of all students. The chapters in part 1, "Pedagogical Issues," are: (1) "Toward Good Global Warming: Improving the Interracial Communication Climate in Departments of Communication" (Thomas J. Socha and Kelly Fudge Albada); (2) "Coloring the Communication Experience: Using Personal Narratives To (Re)define Success of Students of Color in Communication" (Olga Idriss Davis, Jacqueline M. Martinez, and Thomas K. Nakayama); (3)"Difference Is Not Disorder: Diagnosis in the Basic Communication Course" (Cheryl D. Gunter); (4) "Contextualizing the Success of African-American Students in Predominantly White Communication Departments" (Dorthy L. Pennington); (5) "Pedagogies of Empowerment: A Framework for Promoting the Success of Students of Color" (Mary E. Triece, Patricia S. Hill, Kathleen D. Clark, Yang Lin, and Julia A. Spiker); (6) "Reshaping Rhetorical Rivers: Climate, Communication, and Coherence in the Basic Speech Course" (Mark Lawrence McPhail, Ronald B. Scott, and Kathleen M. German); (7) "A Time for Inclusion: Strategies for Encouraging the Success of All Students" (Linda G. Stewart); (8) "Native-American First-Year Experiences; Sacrificing Cultures" (Nanci M. Burk); (9) "Holistic Teaching Strategies in the Public Speaking Classroom" (Victoria O. Orrego, (Patricia Kearney, and Timothy G. Plas); and (10) "Exploring Cultural Contracts in the Classroom and Curriculum: Implications of Identity Negotiation and Effects in Communication Curricula" (Ronald L. Jackson, Carlos D. J. Morrison, and Celnisha L. Dangerfield). Part 2, "Instructional Practices," contains: (11) "Teaching Assistant Workshop: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the Classroom" (Katherine G. Hendrix and Aparna S. Bulusu); (12) "Public Speaking in a Second Language" (Dale Cyphert); (13) "Exploring Personal Prejudices: An Activity To Develop Interpersonal Communication Competence" (Cynthia Berryman-Fink); (14) "Learning about 'Others," Learning about Ourselves: The Basic Communication Course" (Heather E. Harris); (15)"Embracing Diversity through Music in the Interpersonal Communication Classroom" (Diane M. Monahan); (16) "Group Ceremonial Speeches" (Ann Neville Miller); (17) "'Survivor'--Everyone Stays on the Island: Promoting Personal Intercultural Skills" (Theresa Bridges and Tara Lynn Crowell); and (18) "The Cultural Hero Presentation: Navigating between Exoticism and Assimilationism" (Roy Schwartzman and Bayo Oludaja). An appendix lists 62 suggested readings. Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Knight Foundation, Inc., Akron, OH.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.