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ERIC Number: ED088128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 14
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Women's Studies: The Role of the Communication Professor.
Brownell, Winifred
Many educators in speech communication support the elimination of academic sexism, but relatively few have participated in the necessary curricula revisions. The primary purpose of women's studies is the eventual elimination of sexism in both academia and society. Most women's studies have occurred in rhetoric and public address courses, but current changes promise to broaden the areas. The communication strategies of the women's liberation movement reject standard rhetorical traditions of formal addresses by experts and an elected leadership. The movement instead favors leaderless structure and "consciousness raising" small group discussions. The women's liberation movement in speech communication courses should, however, involve more male participation because courses taught by women, about women, and for women cannot reverse sexist trends in the educational system. (RN)
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