ERIC Number: ED220897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Listening Instruction in Texas Institutions of Higher Education.
Cureton, Judy C.
To obtain feedback regarding listening instruction at the universities, colleges, and junior colleges in the state of Texas, this study surveyed 100 schools listed in the 1982 Speech Communication Directory. Department chairpersons of each school received a listening checklist and, as a follow-up procedure, registrars of the schools were sent a letter requesting information about speech communication courses offered at their respective institutions. The checklist was completed and returned by 50 of the schools contacted, and 65 of the schools responded to the request for course information. Responses indicate that while 47 of the schools were not currently offering a course in listening, some did indicate a willingness to do so. In response to the question, "Is listening instruction included in other courses in your curriculum?" 37 respondents said "yes" and listed a wide variety of courses. Listening instruction was most frequently offered in a fundamentals of speech course followed by, in order of frequency mentioned, business and professional speaking, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and communication for teachers. Seven of the 50 respondents indicated listening instruction was included in the curriculum of other departments, schools, or divisions of their respective college or university. Most of the listening instruction included an overview of the nature, definition, role, and responsibilities of effective listening; a contextual approach; and use of experiential learning techniques in the form of assignments and listening labs. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Speech TX, October 7-9, 1982). Communication Association (Houston, TX, October 7-9, 1982).