ERIC Number: ED426429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Advancing Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Communication: A Critical Inquiry into the Ideology of Communication Theory Textbooks.
A study sought to reveal the ideological structure shaping representations of communication theory in contemporary communication theory textbooks. The characteristics of five communication theory textbooks, including such areas as theory inclusion, theory constitution, and theory presentation, as well as disciplinary issues, the concept of theory building, and the role of theory in education, informed an existing ideology. The conclusions found that communication theory textbook authors share an ideological commitment to: (1) diversity, (2) pluralism, (3) construction, and (4) cultivation. Contains 3 notes, 33 references, and 6 figures of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (84th, New York, NY, November 19-24, 1998).