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ERIC Number: ED207059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Languages of the Disciplines.
Sartain, Harry W.
This booklet contains information on the Languages of the Disciplines Project, a federally funded program that seeks to identify the problems in receptive communication encountered by beginning university students in specific disciplines and the techniques for helping these students overcome their problems. The first section of the booklet notes the development of a communications gap across educational disciplines and fields of study, outlines the investigative model used in the project, and describes methods of collecting data for the project. The next section of the booklet provides details of student difficulties--particularly with vocabulary, metaphorical expressions, and special language styles--in selected disciplines, such as philosophy, physics, and psychology. The final section of the booklet lists instructional techniques and devices that teachers in all disciplines can use to prevent student problems in receptive communications. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, College Freshmen, College Programs, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Comprehension, Educational Research, Higher Education, Language Research, Language Styles, Majors (Students), Program Descriptions, Program Design, Receptive Language, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
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