Classroom Communication and Diversity: Enhancing Instructional Practice

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Taylor & Francis, May 25, 2010 - Education - 282 pages
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Classroom Communication and Diversity is an integral resource for teaching awareness of diversity issues and communication in the classroom. Drawing on the research in the communication and education disciplines, authors Robert G. Powell and Dana Caseau provide theoretical models and useful strategies for improving instructional practices. They address the ways in which culture influences communication in the classroom, and assist teachers in developing the skills necessary to meet the needs of the students in their classrooms.

New to the second edition is an expanded skills component, additional teaching resources, and an increased focus on the role of diversity in the classroom. Much of the information shared in this text derives from the authors' research and experience in schools and from the experiences of others, including teachers, parents, and children. Their experiences, combined with the cross-disciplinary approach, produce a volume of unique perspectives and considerable insight.

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About the author (2010)

Robert G. Powell (PhD, University of Nebraska) is Director of the Assistant Lecturer Program at California State University, Fresno. He is currently investigating alternative instructional strategies that promote learning in a culturally diverse classroom. He has been selected as a Master Teacher by WSCA and was Chair of the Instructional Development Division of ICA.

Dana L. Powell is a Professor of special education at California State University, Fresno. She has over 20 years' experience, as a teacher, administrator, and therapist, working with students who have learning, emotional and/or behavioral problems. Her research interests include programming for students at risk, parent involvement, behavior management, social skills training, and inclusion of special needs students in the mainstream.

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