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Smith, Donald K. – Communication Education, 1979
Advocates a learning society as a new social ethic suitable to a world facing inevitable limits to material growth and as a response to prospective decline in demand for traditional services from teachers and scholars. Combines idealism and self-interest to provide a strong rhetorical position for advocates of a learning society. (JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Employment, Ethics, Futures (of Society)
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Hart, Roderick P. – Communication Education, 1985
Noting that one's intellectual experiences presage one's later political commitments, this address explores the political commitments students make when they decide to major in communication studies. (PD)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Political Influences
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Frey, Lawrence R.; Botan, Carl H. – Communication Education, 1988
Assesses, through a survey, whether instruction in research methods has filtered down to the undergraduate level. Finds that the introductory communication research methods course on the undergraduate level appears to be growing rapidly, and that there is general agreement about purpose, content, problems, and plans for it. (MS)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, National Surveys, Research Methodology
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Sharf, Barbara F.; Poirier, Suzanne – Communication Education, 1988
Emphasizes the usefulness of integrating communicative and literary analyses to study the symbolic and pragmatic aspects of human relationships. Describes a health care course that teaches practitioner-patient communication through the application of communication theory to literary "case studies." Uses a scene from "The Elephant…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Skills, Health Personnel, Higher Education
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Rubin, Rebecca B.; Graham, Elizabeth E. – Communication Education, 1988
Reports on the results of a two-year study finding that college students' communication competence is linked to success in college, that high school communication experience is related to higher G.P.A., and that communication apprehension is related to perceptions of communication competence. Recommends replication employing a larger, more…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Students, Communication Apprehension, Communication Problems
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Pelias, Mary Hinchcliff; Pelias, Ronald J. – Communication Education, 1988
Examines the narrative accounts of the aesthetic performance experience as related by high communication apprehensives (HCA's) and low communication apprehensives (LCA's). Indicates that while both HCA's and LCA's commonly label themselves as apprehensive about performance, their characterizations of the performance experience differ significantly…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communication Problems, Communication Research, Communication Skills
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Bezanson, Mary Elizabeth – Communication Education, 1987
Considers the legal meaning of the "right to receive" in light of the many cases where reading material has been censored by being removed from public school libraries. (NKA)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation
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Lorence, Jordan – Communication Education, 1987
The lawyer representing "Concerned Women for America" discusses the real issues in the Tennessee Textbook Case, as opposed to the apparent issues. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Board of Education Role, Censorship, Civil Liberties
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Cronkhite, Gary – Communication Education, 1987
Examines Aristotle's "Rhetoric" and concludes that it is one of his weakest works--of little use to the technical student interested in communication. (NKA)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Styles, Public Speaking, Rhetoric
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Parker, Thomas F., IV – Communication Education, 1987
An attorney for the plaintiffs in the "Smith vs. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County, Alabama" case recounts his impressions of the trial, focusing on the nature of the press coverage. (NKA)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Judges
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Boyer, Ernest L. – Communication Education, 1978
Calls for a redefinition of literacy and basics. Acknowledges the expanded classroom and the fact that new partnerships must be established with those who teach beyond the campuses. Educators must acknowledge the communications revolution and help students become more sophisticated as communicators. (JMF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Skills, Literacy