ERIC Number: ED253890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Report of a Three Year Program in Teaching Communication Skills across the Curriculum.
Roberts, Charles V.
A program (entitled "Across the Curriculum") that integrated speaking, listening, reading, and writing instruction into content areas across the curriculum, in Central College, Iowa, is described in this paper. The paper first discusses the formation of the program, which was predicated on a desire shared by faculty members in all academic areas to improve the communication skills of all students. It then reviews various aspects of the program, including the summer workshops in which faculty members learned basic concepts for teaching communication skills and reworked their course syllabi to include more communication experiences. Finally, the paper summarizes the findings of a three-year evaluation study of the program showing its success. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication Skills, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Listening Skills, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Speech Skills, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).