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ERIC Number: EJ888893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Using "Color of Fear" and "Color of Fear 2" with Class Profiles as an Instructional Tool in Interpersonal Communication
Akande, Yemi S.; Schmidt, Jacqueline
Communication Teacher, v20 n3 p77-81 Jul 2006
The introductory Interpersonal Communication course is designed to increase student understanding of the communication process and the personal variables that affect that process in relationships. Understanding differences, be they cultural, gender, racial, and ethnic, will greatly enhance students' abilities for successful interaction. Of increasing concern for the course is the importance of race/ethnicity as an integral part of interaction. The purpose of this paper is to provide directions for using two cross-cultural documentaries, "The Color of Fear" (Mun Wah, 1994) and "The Color of Fear2: Walking each other home" (Mun Wah, 1998), as catalysts around which issues of race/ethnicity can be introduced into discussions of concepts and theories of interpersonal communication throughout the term, while reducing potential student defensiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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