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ERIC Number: EJ1132742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-6254
Communication Skills-Core of Employability Skills: Issues and Concerns
Bharathi, A. V.
Higher Learning Research Communications, v6 n4 Dec 2016
This study focuses on the writing skills of third-year Bachelor of Commerce students of the colleges affiliated to Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University, Bhuj, India. The objectives of this study were to (a) study the syllabus relevance of the concerned subject at the final-year graduation level in the commerce discipline, (b) identify gaps in the existing undergraduate-level syllabi, (c) assess the communicative abilities of students, (d) gather the opinion of the teachers on their students' writing performance, and (e) suggest some remedial measures to improve students' language proficiency. Data was collected via questionnaire and opinionnaire. The study found the syllabus does not provide any scope for the development of practical, soft presentation skills. The study confirms that the syllabus does not provide any scope for developing writing skills of the learners; rather, it demands and evaluates memory skills and reproductive abilities. There also seems to be a vast gap between expected and achieved levels of efficiency. This study points out the certain lacunae in the current educational communication, which emphasizes theoretical acquisition of knowledge and fails to provide successful guidance for the development and expansion of human capabilities, as well as personal development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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