Discussion Board 5
Text: Gollnick, D. M. & Chinn, P.C. (2006;2013). Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (7th, 8th, or 10th ed.). Pearson: Upper Saddle Ridge, New Jersey. 0-13-119719 Language- Chapter 6 – Discussion Board 5: The following activities serve the purpose of activating your understanding of the influence of language on many facets of social and educational life, particularly in relation to communication, understanding, and meaning-making events. At the completion of this exercise, draw parallels to how you might enter these activities in your own educational environments. Listen to a radio station in a foreign language (For example, WHOV Saturday, Spanish Show) a language unknown to you for 1 hour; or watch a television program in another language and/or attend a religious or community service in a foreign language. In a two to three-page response discuss the following: 1. What did it feel like to listen to someone speak in a language you did not understand for an hour? 2. Were you able to understand what was said, and if so, what helped you to understand? 3. What did it feel like to approach and attend an unfamiliar meeting or service where you were culturally and linguistically an outsider, and may not have known more than one or two others? 4. Identify the source(s) of your information. 20 points – 10 for your response, 5 points each for your response to 2 of your classmates’ posts.