ERIC Number: ED366030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Section of the Basic Speech Communication Course for Students with Public Speaking Anxiety.
Mandeville, Mary Y.
Oklahoma State University offered a special section of the basic speech communication course for students with public speaking anxiety. Students enrolled by permission of the instructor, and enrollment was limited to 30 students. The class rapidly filled to its 30-student limit, and a waiting list was maintained. The basic course is hybrid in nature, and an in-house text is used. The special section often started early so that time would be available to address problems and get all the assignments done. Partners were assigned the second week of the course. A caring, supportive classroom atmosphere was soon established. Student evaluations at midterm and at the end of the course were positive. Students completed a variety of survey instruments throughout the semester for research purposes. The project was successful and will be repeated the next school year. (Contains 11 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oklahoma State University; Student Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).