ERIC Number: ED266523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Communication Skills in the Junior High: It's Time to Stop Waxing Poetic and Start Waxing Practical.
Beall, Melissa L.; Kay, Ruth
The Target: Communication Skills program instituted in the Lincoln, Nebraska, public schools proposes that all students, K-12, in all subject areas be provided with opportunities to develop and improve their communication skills. The program emphasizes four basic skills: speaking, observing, listening, and nonverbal skills. In applying this program to junior high school students, an understanding of the students' view of communication as self-centered rather than communal, passive rather than active, and coercive rather than persuasive provides a necessary basis for developing a communications skills class. (Appendixes include a statement of district goals, a program model, a list of achievement indicators for grades 7-9, and a course outline.) (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; 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).