ERIC Number: ED480256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May
The Effects of Journaling on Oral Communication in the Classroom.
Grbavac, Michele; Piggott, Christopher; Rougeux, Mark
This research project seeks to implement journaling as a means of improving oral communication in the classroom. The student population will consist of an elementary reading class, a junior high art class, and a high school math class. The probable cause literature gathered revealed a lack oral communication occurs in the classroom during discussions, because of low self-esteem, fear of rejection, anxiety, shyness, reticence and peer pressure. Solution strategies recommended by notable literature will result in the implementation of weekly journaling. The weekly integration of journaling that will be done at the three different grade levels will be introduced at the beginning of the school year, and continue through the intervention process. Post-intervention data indicated only a slight improvement in oral communication in the classroom. The researchers, however, did feel that the element of trust was enhanced through the journaling process, and that made for a better climate in the classroom. Appendixes contain a parent letter; pre- and post-student survey; teacher observation checklist; a teacher communication survey; blank journal forms and templates; and online journal templates. (Contains 39 references, 3 tables, and 27 figures.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University and SkyLight Professional Development Field-Based Master's Program.