ERIC Number: ED234260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Improve Your Communication Skills. Module L-8 of Category L--Serving Students with Special/Exceptional Needs. Professional Teacher Education Module Series.
Wonacott, Michael E.
This module, one of a series of 127 performance-based teacher education learning packages focusing on specific professional competencies of vocational teachers, covers improving one's communication skills in order to deal more effectively with special needs students. Included in the module are learning experiences that address the following topics: keeping the lines of communication open, mastering communication skills (being active, honest, fair, and understandable); mastering the techniques of active listening; assessing students' communication needs; identifying possible communication difficulties that various special needs students might experience; and developing strategies to help students overcome these difficulties. Each learning experience contains one or more learning activities and a feedback activity. (MN)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Individual Needs, Limited English Speaking, Listening Skills, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Skill Development, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 220 674 and CE 037 050.