ERIC Number: ED196063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Education: Research and Theoretical Perspectives.
Beebe, Steven A.
This paper reviews several studies that have sought to explain the role of nonverbal communication in education contexts. The specific areas that are explored include kinesics, eye contact, paralanguage, classroom environment, proxemics, and physical appearance. After reviewing research in these areas, the paper examines the research conclusions both in general and for each area. One of the conclusions presented is that teacher education programs should not ignore the impact of teacher-controlled nonverbal communication variables in affecting student achievement and student attitudes toward learning. (A bibliography of the references included in the literature review is appended.) (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).