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ERIC Number: ED228666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 10
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The Content of Organizational Communication: Movement towards Agreement.
Rogers, Donald P.
In order to determine whether organizational communication (OC) had matured as an academic field, a study examined the course structure, course content, and teaching practices of a variety of OC courses. A 19-item questionnaire was sent to 762 OC professionals, 73 of whom indicated that they actually taught OC courses. Results showed that the course is almost always called organizational communication, most schools offer it every term or every year, the average enrollment is about 30 students, and the course is usually an elective. Although no topic was covered in every OC course, communication theory, communication networks, organizational theory, communication climate, and informal communication were covered in at least 70 to 80% of the courses surveyed. Every course also included material on the improvement of communication in some form. Most teachers used a lecture/discussion method, and almost all used a textbook. The consistency of these results indicates that the field is moving out of its infancy and into a more mature stage. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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