ERIC Number: ED350644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Communication Competency Assessment: Cultural Diversity, Ethnicity, and Students At-Risk.
Morreale, Sherwyn; And Others
This paper provides an overview for a communication curriculum that has begun to include cultural diversity as part of its overall assessment process. First, the paper introduces the topic of assessment as it relates to cultural diversity and the student at-risk. Then the paper reviews the literature related to students at-risk and culturally-based differences in oral communication competency and public speaking. Next, the paper presents results of pre- and post-assessment of the oral communication competencies of students of diverse gender and ethnic backgrounds and students at-risk. The paper concludes with a discussion of the results of the assessment process and recommendations for further examination of the communication discipline's procedures for assessing oral competency. (Five tables of data are included; 47 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Competencies; University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (78th, Chicago, IL, October 29-November 1, 1992).