ED 575 - Teacher Discourse: Language and Communication Issues in the Elementary Classroom
(3 cr.) This course examines the communication systems of educational settings--in particular the communication systems of the classroom, the school/family dynamic and the individual developing child. The course analyzes and considers instructional language and its impact on the classroom community, student learning and student behavior. Students focus on teacher communication with parent/guardian populations and its impact on student learning. The course provides an understanding of the language development and language acquisition of the developing child as a basis for reading/language arts instruction and diagnosis including the language acquisition and development in the English Language Learner (ELL) student. Prerequisite: ED 436 or ED 544; Every Year, Summer

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