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ERIC Number: EJ1153473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Forum: The Future of Instructional Communication. Guns on Campus: Creating Research to Inform Practice
Horan, Sean M.; Bryant, Leah E.
Communication Education, v66 n4 p488-490 2017
This essay encourages research on the presence of guns in college classrooms. Readers are asked to consider that around 11 million individuals have concealed carry permits (Crime Prevention Research Center, 2014), and roughly 20% of states allow concealed guns on campus (e.g., Anderson, 2016). Given the centrality of guns in our culture, and concealed campus carry laws that allow guns in some classrooms, the authors feel that it is imperative that instructional communication researchers explore this issue. The authors suggest some areas for future exploration: (1) School Shootings; (2) Concealed Campus Carry; and (3) Instructor Training. The authors hope that exploration of this topic as researchers and not approaching it politically will guide society generally and educators in policy development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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