ERIC Number: ED218697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Speech Communication Education and Classroom Instruction: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1982 (Vol. 42, Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The eight titles deal with the following topics: (1) the initiating and responding communication behaviors of primary school students who score high as compared to those who score low on language and reading tests; (2) listening comprehension as a factor in attrition/retention in higher education; (3) the effects of organization, pauses, and questions on college lecture comprehension; (4) the effect of student participation in self-analysis, peer evaluation, model study, and self-analysis and peer evaluation upon speaking skills in the informative speech; (5) the speech content of selected seventh and eighth grade language arts textbooks; (6) the audience sensitivity and rhetorical sensitivity of college basic speech students; (7) a comparison of skills training plus cognitive restructuring, skills training only, cognitive restructuring only, and no systematic treatment in the reduction of trait-like communication apprehension in the classroom setting; and (8) the effect of prediscussion instruction in information processing on perceived quality of decision making, discussion efficiency, and group member satisfaction. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Communication, Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Decision Making, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interaction, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Reading Skills, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Speech Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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