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ERIC Number: EJ877686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
An Exploratory Essay on Listening Instruction in the K-12 Curriculum
Hopper, Joanne E.
International Journal of Listening, v21 n1 p50-56 2007
Even though the importance of effective listening skills is well recognized and many K-12 language arts standards include listening skills, the amount of time devoted to the teaching of listening and the quality of instructional resources that will enable the effectiveness of teaching listening as a two-way communication process are in question. Listening is a form of communication that has been defined as "a receptive skill comprising both a physical and an interpretive, analytical process" (Mead & Rubin, 1985, para. 4). The International Listening Association (1996) defined listening as "the process of receiving, constructing meaning from, and responding to spoken and/or nonverbal messages." While listening plays an important role in people's lives--between 65% and 90% of one's time is spent listening (Gilbert, 2004, p.20)--it is a skill that is often neglected or omitted entirely from classroom instruction. In this article, the author examines K-12 listening standards in Michigan and searches for quality resources to support instruction. A significant void is identified that has implications for scholars and researchers interested in advancing the acquisition of effective listening skills in K-12 students. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan