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ERIC Number: ED193677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Developing Oral Communication Skills: Implications of Theory and Research for Instruction and Training.
Mead, Nancy A.
This paper provides an overview of relevant oral communication theory, research, and practice from a variety of sources, such as the fields of linguistics, psychology, speech communication, and education. It describes the nature of oral communication skills, including the similarities and differences between oral and written communication. It summarizes some of the research on the development of oral communication skills and the effectiveness of instruction and training on development. Finally, it examines current educational practices and training in oral communication skills, indicates profitable directions for programs, and discusses available resources for developing oral communication programs. (RL) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Conceptual).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Note: Paper presented at the National Basic Skills Orientation Conference (Arlington, VA, September 1980).