Multicultural Communication Skills in the Classroom: An Interface Between Speech-Language Specialists and Educators / Edition 1

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Shows how classroom teachers, speech-language specialists, and special education professionals can join forces to teach standard English to students who are nonnative or who speak non-standard English. The focus is on public schools through the third grade. Much of the material has been used for several years in a college course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205146543
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Preparing for the Next Century - A Peek into the Future 1
Changing Demographic Statistics 4
Changing Family Structure: Single Parents, Working Parents, and Surrogate Parents 6
Assessment, Management, and Consultancy Concerns 8
Summary Statement 13
Ch. 2 Language and Education 15
The Educator and the Speech-Language Specialist 15
Multiculturalism in the Classroom: Communication Implications for the Teacher 17
The Nonstandard-Speaking Child 19
Bidialectalism: Why We Should implement This Strategy 21
The Need for Mandatory Bidialectalism 24
Bidialectal Instructional Objectives 26
Using the Speech-Language Specialist as a Resource Consultant 26
Summary Statement 27
Endnotes 27
Chapter 2 Appendix: Literacy and the Language Arts: Reading and Writing 29
Ch. 3 Language and Sociocultural-Linguistic Concepts 35
Intercultural Communications 35
Terminology and Labeling issues 35
The Twenty-First Century 38
The SLS and intercultural Communications 39
The SLS and Client of Tomorrow: A Summary Statement 41
Social Class and the Sociocultural Bases of Language 42
Socioeconomic Factors 43
Sociopsychological Factors 46
Significant Sociolinguistic Factors 48
The Interrelation Between Regional and Sociocultural Dialects 51
Ch. 4 Language Patterns of Nonstandard Speakers 55
African-American Linguistic System 55
Mountain (Appalachian) Linguistic System 59
Paralinguistics: Body Language and Prosody 62
Chapter 4 Appendix: Phonological, Syntactical, and Lexical Contrasts in Black English and Appalachian English Dialects 71
Ch. 5 The Law and Educational Programming 77
Public Policy and Legal Precedents 77
The Landmark King Case and Language Barriers to Learning 78
Summary Statements 80
Ch. 6 Nonstandard Language: Its Assessment 83
Assessment of Nonstandard Speakers: Some General Comments 83
Variables Affecting Test Scores 88
Ch. 7 Management of Non standard Speakers 95
Previous Research Programs 95
Compensatory Curricula 96
A Sample Preschool Program: A Two-Phase Approach 100
Useful Procedures in a Bidialectal Preschool Program 104
A Sample K-3 Elementary School Program: A Three-Phase Approach 106
Conclusion 109
Chapter 7 Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans Used in the Knox County (Tennessee) Head Start Bidialectal Training Program 110
Ch. 8 Nonnative Language: Its Assessment and Management 123
Assessment of Language Proficiency 123
Listening and Speaking Tests of Language 125
Assessment Issues 130
Management Issues 133
Chapter 8 Appendix: Assessment Instrument for Multicultural Clients 136
Appendixes 143
Appendix A: A Brief Glossary of Terms Relevant to Multicultural Communication 145
Appendix B: An In-Service Workshop for Teachers: Working with Multicultural Children in the Classroom 148
Appendix C: Assembly Bill No. 637: Passed by the California Legislature and Subsequently Vetoed by the Governor 150
Appendix D: Policy Document of the California State Board of Public Instruction and the Los Angeles Proficiency Program for the Black Learner 154
Appendix E: Response to a Questionnaire: Role of the Teacher Relevant to Nonstandard English Usage in the Classroom 159
Appendix F: Clinical Implications of Cultural Differences in Stuttering 161
Appendix G: Pertinent Sociolinguistic Differences Among Hispanic Speakers of English as a Second Language (Grammatical and Sound Systems) and Some Spanish Demographics 164
Appendix H: Pertinent Sociolinguistic Differences Among Asian and Hispanic Speakers of English as a Second Language 169
Appendix I: The Dekalb Bidialectal Communication Program 173
Appendix J: The Taylor Oral Communication Program incorporating Second Dialect Instruction 177
Appendix K: Mountain (Appalachian) English: A Historical Introduction and Culturally Biased Tests Favoring the Appalachian 181
Appendix L: Some Predicted Dialect Interference in Selected Language Development Tests 186
Appendix M: Assessment and Service to Normal Children with Speech-Language Differences 193
Appendix N: For the Clinician: Some Basic Knowledge Competencies and Training/Using a Translator 194
References 197
Index 203
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