ERIC Number: ED290185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Communication/Education: Current Research Activities and Suggested Research Priorities.
Todd-Mancillas, William R.
Intended for a largely European audience, this paper offers an overview of current definitions and goals of instructional communication and communication education teaching and research in the United States. The first major section of the paper looks at recent advances in instructional communication studies, concentrating on field research, behavioral alteration technique studies, studies dealing with instrumentation refinement, and studies concerned with treatment refinement. The second section of the paper reviews recent studies dealing with advances in communication education, focusing on the areas of identifying existing curricula and evaluating their appropriateness, basic research, and new curriculum material. The third section of the paper suggests future directions for research and application, and argues for the need to internationalize research efforts and for more work in the study of ethics as they apply to the teaching and practice of communication competencies. (The paper includes a four-page bibliography.) (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association (Saarbrucken, West Germany, October 1987).