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ERIC Number: ED502142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Public Speaking Course and the Hearing-Impaired College Student: Classroom Communication, Challenges and Rewards
Hureau, Marcelle S. M.
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This article examines the communication barriers and relationships between hearing and non-hearing college students in a classroom setting. Twelve college students, six female and six males, between 18 and 22 years of age took part in this ethnographic study during a sixteen week course in public speaking, conducted at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. This study included participant observations, in-depth individual interviews, and focus groups. These students, which consisted of eleven hearing and one non-hearing student, completed five required speeches during this study; two of which required working within groups of two to three students respectively. During this period, specific non-verbal and verbal communications became apparent and developed into what was considered the "invisible barrier." The results of this study will offer suggestions for educators who work with the hearing-impaired student in the public speaking courses. Appended are: (1) Critique Form; and (2) Hearing-Impaired Critique Form. (Contains 4 notes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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