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ERIC Number: EJ888797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Making Space for the Practical: Defining the Identity of "Communication Teacher"
DeWitt, Lori
Communication Teacher, v21 n4 p103-107 Oct 2007
In 1985, a prototype publication by and for teachers of speech communication was sent to the membership of the Speech Communication Association. The publication stated that its goal was to provide teaching ideas for instructors at all levels, K-12 to university, and that it would welcome materials from all areas of the discipline. This unnamed publication became "The Speech Communication Teacher" in its debut issue in the fall of 1986. Though the name was changed to "Communication Teacher" (CT) in the fall of 1999, over the past 20 years this publication has provided 799 educational activities in over 50 subject areas. Between Volume 0 (the prototype) and Volume 20, 589 scholars have contributed activities to "Communication Teacher." CT now occupies a unique space in the body of National Communication Association (NCA) publications. It is the only NCA journal devoted to practical classroom ideas and advice. This article examines this journal through an analysis of its contributors and content. It discusses the unique role it plays among NCA journals and how that role can be enhanced in the future. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A