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ERIC Number: ED369108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Communication--The Modern Approach to Education.
Rendahl, Stephen
In the information age, communication studies become important. Communication departments must do more than emphasize communication competence and develop a professional identity. Changes brought about by the onset of the information age have affected the nature of society. Concomitant with changes in the workforce, the educational system became populist as it accommodated more than the wealthiest and brightest students. In the information age, communication departments began to flourish. Since access to information creates wealth and power, students became interested in learning how to acquire, disseminate, sort, and make decisions on the basis of information. The information society produces a clash of values as well as changes in work rules, education, and diversity compared to the earlier agricultural and industrial societies. Information, unlike agriculture and manufacturing, is also very mobile. Communication professionals must meet the challenge to return the study of communication as an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Issues; Information Society; Professional Concerns
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Oklahoma City, OK, April 7-10, 1994).